Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs
- Author: Regina Holmes Dec 19, 2016,
Dec 19, 2016, 1:23
The Tennessee Titans pulled off a stunning upset on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, 19-17, after Andy Reid's decision to ice the Titans came back to bite him. Rishard Matthews led all receivers with 4 receptions for 105 yards. The Chiefs, meanwhile, are 10-4 and could drop out of first place in the AFC West and into a wild card spot with an Oakland win. But the Titans defense kept them in the game.
Former Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop made a 53-yard field as time expired to win it for the Titans. The Colts, who dismantled the Vikings on Sunday, are just one game back.
Still, the Chiefs got off to a hot start in the cold weather when Tyreek Hill faked like he was running an option play and took an inside handoff instead, running untouched 68 yards for a first-quarter touchdown.
The Chiefs' opportunistic defense set up their next score.
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After a 44-yard compeletion to Jeremy Maclin, quarterback Alex Smith scrambled into the end zone on third-and-goal from the 10-yard line to give the Chiefs a 14-0 advantage they took into the second quarter. Quarterback Marcus Mariota drove the Titans without any timeouts down to the Chiefs 35-yard line where he downed the ball.
The Titans put themselves in position to do just that with a six-play, 87-yard scoring drive that was capped by a 1-yard run by Henry but keyed by 82 passing yards, including a clutch fourth-and-5 completion to DeMarco Murray at the Chiefs' 16.
"On the second one, I had to throw technique out the window and really go after it and hit it as hard as I could", Succop said. "It didn't work so I mean that one can go, I can do better on that".
The Titans lost safety Da'Norris Searcy to a concussion and cornerback Jason McCourty to a chest injury in the first half.