The Tennessee Titans overall have their hands full against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the offense should find some success. The first time these two teams faced off the Titans offense had all kinds of success putting up 32 yards. The Chiefs’ defense has been exposed at times, and that happened again during the divisional round against the Houston Texans. So, how will the Titans offense perform? Let’s breakdown three bold predictions.
3. Marcus Mariota throws a touchdown
Marcus Mariota is going to throw a touchdown pass in this game, and it’s not going to have anything to do with Ryan Tannehill struggling or getting hurt.
Against the Baltimore Ravens in the last game, Mariota was lined up on the field, when Derrick Henry took a direct snap and threw it to Corey Davis for a touchdown.
That play was a perfect set up to run a little variation and allow Mariota to throw the ball. This will be the last touchdown ever that Mariota throws in a Titans jersey.
2. Titans have seven players with receptions
One thing that Tannehill is really good at doing is spreading the ball around. Against the Ravens, no one had more than two receptions and this will be another game where everyone is going to get a touch. Kalif Raymond, MyCole Pruitt, Jonnu Smith, A.J. Brown, Derrick Henry, and Corey Davis all had at least one catch.
Darius Jennings and Tajae Sharpe also were targeted in the game. In this game at least seven players have receptions and not one receiver will finish with more than three catches.
1. Derrick Henry rushes for 180 yards with a run over 65 yards
The first time the Titans and Chiefs faced off this year, Derrick Henry rushed 23 times for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Henry has been running wild this season and during the postseason he has been a big reason for the success. Against the New England Patriots, he had 34 rushing attempts for 182 yards and against the Baltimore Ravens, he rushed 30 times for 195 yards. The one thing he hasn’t done in the playoffs has been the long runs. His longest run in the last two games was only 22 yards, but that will change in this game.
Look for Henry to have one of his signature runs where he barrels over the defensive backs. He is going to have one run that is at least 65 yards.
It still might not be enough for a win, but the offense is going to show out.