Kansas City Chiefs (3-3) vs. Tennessee Titans (4-2)
October 24, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tennessee Titans +4.5 / Kansas City Chiefs -4.5; Over/Under: 56.5
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The Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs meet Sunday in a week 7 AFC NFL contest at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The Kansas City Chiefs look to get a game above a .500 record. The Tennessee Titans look for a win after winning four of their last five games.
The Kansas City Chiefs have won two of their last three road games. Patrick Mahomes is completing 69 percent of his passes for 1,887 yards, 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce have combined for 1,060 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, while Mecole Hardman has 26 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 125 yards per contest, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire leads the way with 304 yards on 65 carries. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 29.3 points and 410.5 yards per game. Nick Bolton leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 40 tackles, Mike Danna has three sacks and Tyrann Mathieu has two interceptions.
The Tennessee Titans have won two of their last three home games. Ryan Tannehill is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 1,467 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Julio Jones and AJ Brown have combined for 484 receiving yards and one touchdown, while Chester Rogers has 14 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 164.2 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 783 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 26.8 points and 384 yards per game. David Long Jr. leads the Tennessee Titans with 43 tackles, Harold Landry III has 6.5 sacks and Kevin Byard has three interceptions.
The Chiefs are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games as a favorite and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Titans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 7 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Chiefs last 5 vs. AFC. The over is 26-9-1 in Titans last 36 games overall. The Chiefs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
This is a tough spot for the Tennessee Titans, as they’re coming off an emotional win over the Chiefs and have a short week to prepare for this game. On paper, the Chiefs are the better team, and they showed signs of returning to form last week. With that said, at least the Titans don’t have to travel after Monday’s win, and their physical ground game could punish this Chiefs defense that doesn’t like to tackle. The Chiefs’ offense hasn’t only been a turnover machine, but their defense is at the bottom in every major statistical category. I can’t lay this much chalk with KC on the road. Give me the points with the Titans.