Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans Free Pick, Odds, Prediction 9/7/14
Tennessee Titans (0-0) at Kansas City Chiefs (0-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Arrowhead Stadium)
The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -4.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS HD
The Tennessee Titans head to Kansas City on Sunday in what will surely be a rockin’ Arrowhead Stadium as the Titans take on the Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs had a very solid 2013 campaign, as the Chiefs, for awhile at least, had the best record in the NFL. Kansas City made the playoffs and it looked like had their first win in the bag, until some dude named Andrew Luck went off against this Chiefs defense in the second half, leading the Colts on a thrilling comeback, ending the Chiefs season. Kansas City should be solid again, but may are expecting this team to take a step back in 2014. Alex Smith has proven that he can be an effective starter in this league, and when you have Jamaal Charles in the backfield, you are going to score points. That being said, this defense is aging, and it showed at the tail end of last season, when K.C. relied more heavily on their offense to get the wins. The Chiefs are fresh now though, and you can bet Reid will have his guys ready, so look for the Chiefs to be a tough out early in the year.
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The Tennessee Titans didn’t have a great 2013 by any stretch, but what the Titans did do, is establish their quarterback. Jake Locker looks like he has the ability to be an NFL talent, and put in the right situation and offense, I think he can be successful. The only problem is, around him there isn’t a ton of talent. The Titans Nate Washington and Kendall Wright are serviceable wideouts on the outside, and the possible emergence of Justin Hunter is intriguing, as the guy has all the natural talent in the world. The Titans brought in Bishop Sankey through the draft this past offseason, but nothing this kid has shown me in the preseason has impressed me, and as of right now, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Greene get the first carries of the season for the Titans. The defense here in Tennessee will be serviceable at best, so if the Titans are going to make the leap to the playoffs this season, Locker is going to need to step up his game.
There looks to be a lot of discrepancy here between offshore and Vegas in the line. Most books in Vegas have the Chiefs at -4.5, while a lot of the big name offshore guys are at -6 for Kansas City. The Chiefs have opened at -6 in a lot of places, but even though it looks like the majority of the tickets have been written on the Chiefs, the number in Vegas has dropped down to -4.5. Personally, I think if you are getting more than a field goal with the Titans, that is the way you should go. Arrowhead is always worth something, but the Chiefs don’t look, to me, like the team they were last season and I expect the Titans to be improved again. I don’t know if Tennessee gets the outright win here, but getting more than a field goal looks solid.