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Titans 35 Chiefs 32 recap

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NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

What a finish in Nashville today! If you didn’t get the chance to watch it live, you have to find somewhere to watch the 3 minutes of the game. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it.

Kansas City kicked a field goal with with just over 3 minutes left in the game to go up 32-27. The Titans then turned it over on downs on the ensuing drive which gave the Chiefs the ball back with 1:48 left.

The Titans still had all 3 of their timeouts left. They were able to keep the Chiefs from picking up a first down. KC had a bad snap on their field goal attempt that forced Dustin Colquitt to throw the ball away. That resulted in an intentional grounding call that gave the Titans the ball back at the Tennessee 39 with a 1:21 left.

Ryan Tannehill then led a beautiful touchdown drive that ended with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Adam Humphries. The Titans went for 2 and Tannehill lowered his shoulder and converted to give the Titans the 35-32 lead.

After a squib kick and a couple of completions, the Chiefs lined up to attempt a 52-yard field goal that would have sent the game to overtime. Joshua Kalu timed the snap perfectly (or maybe he was a tick early) and blocked the kick to seal the win for the Titans.

There is no doubt in my mind that this Chiefs offense is the best in the league with a healthy Patrick Mahomes. His game today would have been really fun to watch if it wasn’t against the Titans. The jump pass to Mecole Hardman was a ridiculous play. It really isn’t fair to have Hardman and Tyreek Hill on the same team.

The Titans finally came out with a game plan that made sense with the opponent they were facing. Derrick Henry carried the ball 23 times for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns. You could tell the Chiefs defenders didn’t want anything to do with tackling him late in the game.

This win gets the Titans to 5-5 heading into the bye week. Can the use this as a spring board for the second half of the season?