The Chiefs lead the game 21-3 at halftime, but the Titans roared back and ultimately got the win. A dynamic 22-yard touchdown throw from Marcus Mariota to Eric Decker put the Titans ahead for the first time.
Especially the games at Arrowhead Stadium.
Alas, postseason redemption never seems to happen for Chiefs fans.
Wrong. Triplette ruled that Mariota's forward progress had been stopped. "He turned him around once, he turned him around a second time and he kept driving him back".
The crowd sensed another heartbreaker in the making. However, Alex Smith and company won their last four games of the season and appear to be firing on all cylinders heading into the playoffs. The win was the organization's first playoff win since 2003. And for the second year in a row, the Titans beat the Chiefs on their own home turf. It's why plenty of people - us included - were surprised that he had earned the right to work the Titans-Chiefs Wild-Card matchup.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid spent an entire timeout arguing the call to no avail.
Kareem Hunt carried just 11 times for 42 yards and the opening touchdown. The Titans went for a 2-point conversion.
The Titans are all about quarterback Marcus Mariota, although he has not had a great season.
It was debatable whether the Titans should have gotten that field goal at all.
The Chiefs were briefly given a glimmer of hope in the final two minutes when an apparent Henry fumble was returned for a score by linebacker Derrick Johnson, but reviews revealed the running back was down by contact.
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Referee Jeff Triplette's reputation precedes him.
That would play a role later. The Chiefs didn't score off either mistake.
The Chiefs, who won their final four games of the regular season to clinch their second straight AFC West title, took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 1-yard run by National Football League rushing champ Kareem Hunt. But all was not well.
Along the way, the Chiefs lost All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce to a concussion and defensive tackle Chris Jones to an ankle injury, depriving them of emotional leaders on both sides of the ball.
Vegas line as of Friday afternoon: Chiefs -9.
Freaky plays had a role in Saturday's loss, too.
The Titans drove into Chiefs territory midway through the second quarter but Peters intercepted an underthrown pass from Mariota in the red zone, ending the threat. The bad breaks continued, as an unnecessary-roughness penalty on Ukeme Eligwe negated what should have been a drive-extending roughing-the-kicker penalty.
The Titans would take advantage, converting a 3rd and 10 and getting a long 35-yard rushing touchdown by Henry, who was simply unstoppable all game. But their offense failed to do the job.
Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hid out in the locker room during the national anthem before their playoff game against Tennessee, just as he has done all season.