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Written by on August 30, 2017

It’s always fun to see a team that has struggled for years suddenly find its feet and get on an upswing. The Tennessee Titans are that team right now, and they will be looking to take another big step forward this NFL preseason. They could very well have been a playoff team last year had it not been for a brutal broken leg injury sustained by QB Marcus Mariota. He will be back, stronger than ever, this season, and the expectation is that this team is going to be challenging for the AFC South. Right now, the Chiefs are at -3 against the Titans this Thursday. The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the better teams in the league over the past few seasons, but they have routinely fallen short when the playoffs arrive. By drafting a QB early on in the offseason, you have to believe that they are sending a message to Alex Smith that it is time to get the job done in the postseason. The Chiefs should be tough to beat again this year, but can they take that next step in the playoffs? The Titans and Chiefs will hook up at Arrowhead in Week 4 of the NFL preseason, with both teams coming into this one with a 1-2 record through the first 3 weeks.

Tennessee at Kansas City NFL Preseason Week 4 Odds & Game Info

When: Thursday, August 31 at 8:30 PM EST Where: Arrowhead Stadium, KC TV: NFL Network Radio: Sirius XM Radio Live Stream: NFL Game Pass NFL Preseason Odds: Kansas City Chiefs -3 (-115)

Weather Forecast 

  • Clear: 25°C/77°F
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Cloud Cover: 7%
  • Wind: 6 mph ENE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Straight Up Stats

The Tennessee Titans came close to a division title and a playoff spot last year, finishing up with a 9-7 record and improving their 3-year SU record to 14-34. That stat shows just how impressive their performance was last season. The road has been a bit of a nightmare for the Titans since 2014, as they went just 7-17, including a 6-16 record as the road dog, which they are for this one. The Chiefs were an impressive 12-5 last season, with their final loss of the season once again coming in the playoffs. At 33-18, the Chiefs have been among the best in the NFL over the past 3 seasons, and were particularly dominant at home, where they went 17-7. As the home favorite, the Chiefs went an impressive 15-7.

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Point Spread Stats

The Titans are coming into this one as a 3 ½ point underdog. As good as Tennessee were last NFL preseason, they were not a very good ATS pick, going 7-9, which took their 3-year record to 14-32-2, which just happens to be the worst in the league. They went just 7-17 ATS on the road during this period, and were 7-15 as the road underdog. The Chiefs kept things close in a lot of games, and ended up going 9-7-1 ATS in 2016. That took them to an impressive 28-22-1 over the past 3 seasons. Despite being tough to beat at home, the Chiefs found it hard to cover at Arrowhead, going 11-12-1. When in as the home favorite, Kansas City went just 9-12-1 ATS. The Chiefs kept things close in a lot of games, and ended up going 9-7-1 ATS in 2016 NFL Preseason.

OVER/UNDER Stats

The O/U for this one is set at 38 points. The Titans improved dramatically on offense last season, and saw 10 of their 16 games go OVER. That was perhaps not so surprising given that they have been 25-22-1 O/U since 2014. During that time, their O/U record on the road was 13-11, which included going 11-11 as the road underdog. Playing the UNDER on the Chiefs last season was the way to go, as they put together a 6-11 O/U record in 2016, taking them to 20-30-1 since 2014. As a home team during this period, the Chiefs tied for the least amount of OVER games at 7-17, with only 5 OVER games against 17 UNDER games as the home favorite.

Team Statistics

Tennessee Titans

  • Offensive total yards 358.12
  • Current Offensive rush yards 137.31
  • Offensive passing yards 220.81
  • Average Score For 23.81
  • Defensive total yards 357.56
  • Current Defensive rush yards 88.38
  • Defensive passing yards 269.19
  • Average Score Against 23.62

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Offensive total yards 336.24
  • Current Offensive rush yards 106.47
  • Offensive passing yards 229.76
  • Average Score For 23.82
  • Defensive total yards 369.76
  • Current Defensive rush yards 124.12
  • Defensive passing yards 245.65
  • Average Score Against 19.353

Team Series History

  • Total Meetings: 51
  • First Meeting: October 16th, 1960. Jeppesen Stadium. Houston, Texas
  • Last Meeting: December 28th, 2016. Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City, Missouri
  • All-Time Series: Kansas City 29-22-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Kansas City 52-21 (1965)
  • Longest Win Streak: Kansas City 7 (1968-1974)
  • Current Win Streak: Tennesee 2 (2014-2016)

Expert NFL Preseason Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Titans have proven to be a tough opponent for the Chiefs, winning two of the last 3 meetings. I think it will be KC who get the win here, but only by a FG, which means that the Titans cover. I also like the UNDER on this one. NFL Preseason Pick: Tennessee Titans 14 Kansas City Chiefs 17
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