Marcus Mariota Throws a Touchdown Pass to Himself

  • Marcus Mariota Throws a Touchdown Pass to Himself

Marcus Mariota Throws a Touchdown Pass to Himself

This season, the Chiefs open play at home in the AFC Wild Card round against the Tennessee Titans. In the second quarter the Titans finally started to get things going but a failure by Corey Davis to run a clearout route allowed Marcus Peters to make an interception. I wish you guys would give them a little credit for it.

"Yeah, watched the National Football League network, watched the pregame special, been watching that all day", said Shayne Summar, also a Titans fan.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) leaps for a touchdown in front of Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Will Redmond (24) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.

When all else fails, do what you have to do to get the job done.

INJURY NOTES: The Titans emerged from the game healthy, while the Chiefs lost emotional leaders on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs, listed as eight-point favorites, haven't won a home playoff game since January 1994.

On offense, it will be up to the second year back Derrick Henry to carry the load. The Chiefs have made the post-season four out of the five seasons Head Coach Andy Reid has been in charge of the team.

With that said, however, there's still a game to be played, and a big one at that. Kansas City should win by double digits. However, the final ruling was that Mariota's forward progress had been stopped. But they already possess the most important quality any team can have, and that's the belief that they can win any game they play no matter the circumstances.

The Chiefs' suffered a blow when Kelce suffered a concussion late in the first half on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Titans safety Johnathan Cyprien.

Darrelle Revis will be very lucky to be a Chiefs player next year. Henry rushed for 156 yards on 23 rushes.

Henry lamented his Week 17 performance as "kinda soft", as negative yardage on his first few carries helped lead to him netting just 51 yards against the Jaguars on those aforementioned 28 carries. Exactly how far this team goes is up for debate but the first part of that starts this weekend. But Henry was clearly down and then ripped off a 22-yard run two plays later to seal the win.

Smith is under contract next season, but the cash-strapped Chiefs are expected to trade or release the veteran quarterback and turn the franchise over to first-round pick Patrick Mahomes II.

"That is not where I am at", Reid said.

RETIREMENT QUESTIONS: Chiefs linebackers Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali could consider hanging it up after another letdown. "All those decisions are way down the line".