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Titans vs. Chiefs Early Lines: Tennessee a 4 Point Underdog

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The Titans head to Arrowhead this week as a 4 point underdog. Are you taking that bet?

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Week 1 is finally here.  The Tennessee Titans open the season as a 4 point underdog against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead.  That line is lower than you would expect for a non-playoff team last season going on the road to face a playoff team from last season.

So does that mean that Vegas is high on the Titans or low on the Chiefs?  I would say a little bit of both, but probably with a little bit more weight towards the low on the Chiefs.  A lot of places have the Chiefs regressing from last season.

I don't really understand that.  I get that people don't love Alex Smith, but Andy Reid is a very good quarterbacks coach.  Reid got a high level of play out of Smith last year.  There is no reason to believe he cannot do it again....plus they still have Jamaal Charles.

They also have a really good defense, so it will be imperative to take of the football (as if it isn't every week).  Giving the Chiefs a short field and momentum at home on opening weekend could be a disaster.

This game is a good test for the Titans.  It is the type of game they need to win if they are going to make the playoffs.  The Chiefs are a good, playoff quality team, but they aren't an elite team.  That is what the Titans hope to be this season.  They can start to prove they are this weekend.