The Tennessee Titans are heading to Kansas City this weekend to take on the Chiefs in the AFC Championship, and Ryan Tannehill could have a career game.
The Tennessee Titans have taken down the Patriots dynasty in the Wild Card Round and the one seed Ravens in the Divisional Round. Now the Titans have a chance to go to the Super Bowl, and all they have to do is beat the Chiefs in Kansas City.
The Titans have found success in its two previous playoff games by running the ball. The Chiefs have a top-ten run defense, so the Titans might have to find another way to produce points.
In the two playoff games, Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 160 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception.
That’s not great, but it was enough to get the job done, and that’s all the Titans needed out of him in the first two playoff games.
Even though Tannehill hasn’t been a big producer, it doesn’t mean he can’t produce at a high level. Some people may have forgotten the numbers he put up in the regular season because of his lack of yards in the two playoff games.
One person that didn’t forget that is Nate Burleson. He’s the only person that took the Titans to beat the Ravens last week among the CBS crew, and he’s giving Tannehill a lot of credit this week heading into the AFC Championship game.
"“I feel like Ryan Tannehill is going to have to carry somewhat of the load in this game as well, and it’s going to be in the air and also on the ground. So my prediction that you can take to the bank is that Ryan Tannehill will have more touchdowns than Pat Mahomes,” Burleson said on Good Morning Football."
Ok, Nate, ok, I can get with that. Last week Burleson said the Titans were going to go up to Baltimore and punch the Ravens in the mouth, and he was right. Maybe it’s time we start listening to him; he might be more right than he is wrong.
The focus has been on Derrick Henry all week long, and it’s going to stay focused on him, so if Tannehill is going to have a big game and contribute to the Titans’ Super Bowl run, then this week’s game against the Chiefs will be the game he does that.
The Chiefs are favorites coming into this game, as they should, but the Titans have been underdogs for all of its playoff games and for a lot of the regular season.
The Action Network has the Titans at 7.5 point underdogs from FanDuel Sportsbook, and that spread is nothing new to the Titans.
The oddsmakers still haven’t learned from their mistakes in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and it looks like they might’ve made another mistake again.
Tannehill is a good football player. He’s very athletic, and everything Burleson said about him is still true. Yeah, he didn’t have a great game in the Wild Card or Divisional Round, but the Titans are still in the AFC Championship Game, and this is the week that Tannehill steps up and has a big game.