Quick Recap: Titans Lose to the Chiefs 26-17

Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Get well soon, Jake!

Mistakes. That's what this game came down to, and our Titans just made one too many. It wasn't one particular that killed us, be a mounting totality that we couldn't overcome:

  • An unbelievably stupid special teams mistake that gave the Chiefs a 7-point advantage from jump.
  • A gameplan that relied on Levitre and Turner to open holes for CJ against Poe, instead of running away from him every down.
  • Letting Kenny Britt stay on the field past his first drop
  • Terrible performances in the red zone, especially in goal-to-go situations.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick's foolhardy belief that he can throw that skinny post. It lead to the final INT, and should have been picked-off another three times.
  • Fokou getting completely victimized by the refs, which led to the go-ahead touchdown.

If we'd been able to start Locker, we win this game.  Fitzpatrick gave a pretty gutsy performance after halftime, but I'll never understand why he played the final few drives like it was all on his shoulders. Especially on the INT that led to the Chief's field goal, we didn't need that big play. With over four minutes left to play, Fitzy should have been much more conservative and willing to dink and dunk.

The only upshot was the defense, which continues to absolutely dominate. They played a phenomenal game that was marred by points given away on special teams and turnovers gifting the Chiefs instant scoring position.

The Titans will be 3-2 as they start up a tough stretch against Seattle and San Francisco. Right now we're in survival mode until Jake gets healthy, but with a few less mistakes we could still split the next two games and get into the bye week feeling good.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Music City Miracles

You must be a member of Music City Miracles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Music City Miracles. You should read them.

Join Music City Miracles

You must be a member of Music City Miracles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Music City Miracles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker