Titans' DeMarco Murray (knee) officially ruled out for Wild Card Round

Titans' DeMarco Murray (knee) officially ruled out for Wild Card Round

Titans' DeMarco Murray (knee) officially ruled out for Wild Card Round

FAST FACTS: The Titans are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The Tennessee Titans challenge the Kansas City Chiefs at 4:35 PM ET, so tune in to see who walks away with a win! Tennessee visited Kansas City in Week 15 of the 2016 season, overcoming a 17-7 fourth-quarter deficit in rallying for a 19-17 win. Scheme and play-calling won't matter as much if the big guys up front handle their business.

In Week 16, Dragiev told SportsLine readers to back these same Chiefs at -10.5 against the Dolphins, saying the game would be a blowout. He has thrown the deep ball more this year, but the best thing the Titans could do is make Smith beat you with his arm. If they can waltz out with a victory, it would be their first playoff victory since January 2004. That can all be erased, however, with a strong playoff performance in Kansas City. The 22-year-old ran for 1,327-yards this season, and has played a huge part in this explosive Chiefs offense.

The Chiefs enter the game with a series of injuries taking a hard knock the their special teams. Kansas City leads Tennessee 7-0.

Key stat: When Hunt is running well, the Chiefs tend to have success.

There was even talk of quarterback Alex Smith being benched and rookie running back Kareem Hunt being a bust following their hot starts. The last home playoff game won by the Chiefs was against the Steelers in 1994 the week before the second playoff matchup between these two teams. The Titans have stumbled their way into the playoffs, and the Chiefs are playing great football right now, as they have won four straight after falling to 6-6 early this season.

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Henry is set to be the lead back again this weekend as the Titans have again ruled DeMarco Murray out with a knee injury. The Titans have the 4th-ranked defense against the run, yielding just 88.8 yards per game.

"I think it's easier said than done but I look at it as preparation", safety Kevin Byard said. Win-or-go-home situations seem to have an effect on people one way or the other.

The regular season is over and the money rounds are here. "They got us there at the end", Nagy said.

Why? Because the Patriots breezed past the Bills in their two matchups this season, allowing zero offensive touchdowns and winning both games by an average of 20.5 points. Kansas City has the ball at their own 37 yard line leading 14-0. If Henry has a point to prove, it could be a long and painful day for the Chiefs defense.

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