Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) talks with offensive coordinator Doug Pederson (left) and head coach Andy Reid (right) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Week 5: Undefeated Kansas City Chiefs take on the surprise Tennessee Titans


Right now I would say things are looking pretty good for the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans.

They finally have the right coaching staff and quarterback to turn things around. It’s pretty impressive what Andy Reid and Alex Smith are doing with this team considering it’s their first year with the organization. I thought this team could take a year or two to get things going, but they’ve stormed out of the gate and are currently undefeated.

Tennessee on the other hand was a team I never expected to be where they are now. After victories over the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers and New York Jets, they currently sit at 3-1 and look to upset the Chiefs who are considered the heavy favorite.

Although they rank 29th overall in passing, the Titans are finding ways to pick up W’s. In their last victory against the New York Jets, their defense was able to force four turnovers which allowed them to put up 38 points. They dominated the entire game and are looking to do the same against Smith and their offense.

If they want any shot at defeating the Chiefs, they’re going to have to get to Alex Smith with their pass rush and cause him to make mistakes. Smith has been sacked 11 times in Kansas City’s first four games but could break the 1,000 yard passing mark against this stingy defense.

Smith has seven touchdown passes so far with only two interceptions and can also move the chains with his legs. So they’re going to need to collapse the pocket and make sure he isn’t able to slip away from the pressure. With the talent this offense has, it’ll be tough for Tennessee’s linebackers to spy Smith as it could open up opportunities to his slot receivers or tight end.

This is surely set to be an entertaining match up if the Titans defense can keep things going. If not, it could turn out to be a field day for Smith and the Chiefs. They’re ranked second in passing defense as they’ve only allowed 188 yards per game but are ranked 25th with allowing 117 rushing yards per game.

Locker is out for this game, so Fitzpatrick is going to have to get the ball to Johnson and open that running game which will open up the passing game.

Sound off Chiefs and Titans fans! Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • chiefridgy

    I don’t know why people keep talking about Fitzpatrick beating the chiefs in the past? Fitzpatrick is on an entirely different team and the chiefs are different team as well.

    • Logan Grace

      I hate that too, the worst is when they pull up a teams all time record against another team. New players plus new coaches = new team

  • Brian Martasin

    KC is a slight 2.5 pt favorite in the game, not a heavy one.