In a wild ending, the Tennessee Titans came back to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in the last minute of their match. After scoring a touchdown, the hosts blocked Chief’s field goal attempt, securing a massive upset. The final result was 35-32 for Mike Vrabel’s boys.
With 1:55 to go, the Titans handed the football to the Chiefs, as they didn’t manage to convert the fourth-and -17 at the 32-yard line in their territory. Many believed that this marks the end of Titans’ hopes for a win, and that the 6th loss is on its way. But Rashaan Evans’ sack on Patrick Mahomes on third down complicated everything. Yet, the visitors were still in an excellent position, 29 yards from the end zone, with 1:27 to go. A field goal would at least secure them overtime.
But that didn’t happen. Their field goal formation was aborted, as holder Dustin Colquitt found himself surprised after getting the football. He would try to make a pass, but without any success. Above all, the referees saw intentional grounding in his passing attempt, awarding a 10-yard penalty to the Chiefs.
Ryan Tannehill stepped up then, leading a 61-yard drive in 58 seconds, which resulted in a game-winning touchdown. In order to have a clear picture of the magnitude of his sequence, you need to know that he had 181 yards in total tonight. So Tannehill’s one-third of productivity took place in this drive.
Kansas City reached Titans’ 34-yard line, and Harrison Butker had to go out and try to win them an OT. However, he was blocked, and LeShaun Sims recovered the football, putting an end to this event.
Nissan Stadium exploded.
This was a fourth victory for the hosts, who stayed alive in the playoff race. Things didn’t start well for them at all, and the Chiefs had a 10-0 lead after the opening period. Mahomes led the guests to a touchdown on their opening drive of the contest. He threw a three-yard pass to Travis Kelce, and after that, Butker sealed one FG.
Mahomes had 446 yards in his return following a nasty injury that separated him from the field for the previous two weeks. He had 36 completions in 50 passes for three touchdowns. Damien Williams had 77 rushing yards, while Tyreek Hill posted 157 yards through the air, in 11 receptions. Kelce had 75, Hardman 63.
Titans responded in the second when Tannehill connected with Anthony Firkser early on. But what changed the momentum was Evans’ 53-yard fumble recovery, which gave the lead to the hosts for the first time. The result at the halftime was 13-13.
Mahomes found Hill in the third, and Butker once again executed, while on the other side, Derrick Henry posted a 68-yard run for a touchdown. One of the best running backs in the league had 188 yards tonight with 2 TDs and was unstoppable for the guests’ defense.
THERE GOES DERRICK HENRY.
— NFL (@NFL) November 10, 2019
The reigning MVP responded with an equally attractive play when he threw a 63-yard TD pass to Mecole Hardman. Henry answered on the other end, and Butker set the result following that at 32-27. You know what happened afterward.
Tannehill had 13 of 19 for 181 yards and 2 TD passes, picking up four sacks for 35 negative yards. Titans’ QB also had one fumble and 37 rushing yards on three runs. Firkser had 36 yards in three catches.
The Titans are now 5-5, and their future looks much brighter than before this event. Up next, they meet the Jaguars at home before traveling to Indianapolis to face the Colts in the crucial game of the season.
On the other side, the Chiefs (6-4) are no longer safe on the top of the AFC West, as the Raiders breath down their neck now. Chargers are looking for their chance too, and those two teams will be their opponents in the next two weeks.