The Titans and Chiefs were the top two teams in the AFC standings last season, and they come into their Week 9 matchup this year as division leaders with hopes of a deep playoff run.
Despite identical 5-2 records, the Chiefs are heavily favored in this game. QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) was considered a game-time decision for the Titans, who ruled him inactive just before the game and will start rookie Malik Willis for the second consecutive week.
With Willis under center, expect Tennessee’s offense to be strictly run-based again. That worked against the Texans with Derrick Henry overpowering Houston’s defense, but will it be enough to keep up with Patrick Mahomes?
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The Chiefs scored 44 points in their last game, a win over the 49ers, and Mahomes has never lost coming out of a bye week. It’s will take a gigantic effort by the Titans’ defense to slow Kansas City’s offense, but it’s easy to forget Tennessee game-planned well for the Chiefs last season and came out with a 27-3 win.
The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights as Kansas City hosts Tennessee on “Sunday Night Football.” Catch up on all the moments from the Week 9 matchup.
Titans vs. Chiefs score
Titans vs. Chiefs live updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
7:37 p.m. — All eyes will be on Willis early in this game, but how much will the Titans let him throw? Tennessee’s offense ran through Derrick Henry in Houston last week.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) November 7, 2022
7:08 p.m. — The Titans officially listed Ryan Tannehill as inactive, meaning rookie Malik Willis will make his second NFL start. Tannehill (ankle) had been a game-time decision.
Titans vs. Chiefs start time
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 6
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Titans vs. Chiefs will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.