The Tennessee Titans’ defense has been dominant in the Titans’ playoff run and needs to have another dominant performance against the Chiefs.
Since the Tennessee Titans’ win against the Ravens, everyone has been focused on Derrick Henry. Although he has been amazing, the defense has also been dominant.
It’s not easy shutting down Tom Brady and the Patriots, who tend to come alive in the playoffs, and then do the same thing to the MVP, Lamar Jackson.
Now, the Titans have a new challenge with the Chiefs. I have no doubt in my mind that the defense will be able to take care of business on the field against another great offense.
The secondary has been led by Kevin Byard and has led the defense for a lot of the playoffs. Both the Patriots and Ravens like to throw the ball, and the secondary didn’t allow their opponent to score more than 13 points in either game.
If the secondary can lock down the Chiefs similarly to the Ravens and Patriots, there’s no way the Titans will lose this game.
The Titans defense has changed its gameplan for both of its playoff games. The Titans have already beaten the Chiefs once this year, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the Titans build a different gameplan than what we’ve seen in the playoffs so far.
The defense is going to have to show up regardless of its game plan. They are probably going to have to get two turnovers to prevent Patrick Mahomes and the high powered Chiefs offense from scoring 30 or more points.
I think the magic number for the defense is 24. If the Titans defense can keep the Chiefs under 24 points, then I think the Titans will easily win.
The spread in the game is currently 7.5 points, and with the way the Titans defense has performed, I don’t see either team winning by more than a touchdown.
The Titans defense needs a big game if Tennessee wants to head to Miami for the Super Bowl, and I believe that another big game is on the defense’s agenda.