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    I have the ticket. I usually record the game of the Chiefs' next week's opponent. This week's game was obviously the Titans/Jets game. I couldn't wait to watch this game tonight (for obvious reasons).

    Let me start off by saying that I acknowledge that I was wrong about Geno Smith. Geno is not a younger version of Alex Smith as I had argued earlier this spring based off career numbers... Geno is much worse than that. The Titans do NOT have much of a pass rush but Geno just could not make any good decisions and their O-line made the Titans look MUCH better than they actually are. 4 turnovers (almost 4 more) and sacked 5x (one sack SHOULD'VE been a safety after retreating 15 yards and another was turned into a strip 6). Again, the Titans are NOT a good pass rushing team.

    No, Geno is not a younger version of Alex... he's some kind of hybrid of Vince Young, Matt Cassel, and Mark Sanchez. Geno finished the day with a 7.8 QBR and owns a 65 QBR (before today) on the season. The only 2 QBs worse than him this year no longer have a job (Freeman/Weeden). He holds the 2nd worst comp % (before today), wedged right between Freeman and Weeden. BUT his yards per attempt rank 9th in the league at 7.85 which, I guess means he's better than Tom Brady who sits worst in the league at 5.5... well, never mind because he also leads the league in INTs (8)... and that's also not including multiple fumbles.

    It really is too bad that Tim Tebow isn't still around... at least Geno would have some competetion for worst player in the league.

    "... and that's all I have to say about that" - Forrest Gump


    Now, about the Titans. There is NOTHING about the Tennessee Titans that strikes fear in their opponent's heart. Locker wasn't all that great to begin with, but now they've lost their starting QB. Shut down Chris Johnson and force Ryan Fitzpatrick to beat you. The Titans, much like the Chiefs have feasted on their turnover ratio. They have yet to turn the ball over this season. Pretty impressive 4 games in. Stats aren't updated yet, but I think the Chiefs are sitting at +10 in TO dif. while the Titans are at +9. They've beaten 0-4 Pittsburgh (-11), lost in overtime to Houston (-4), Beat SD (-3), and beat the Jets (-10). The Chiefs have beaten Jax (-4), Dallas (+3), Philly (-2), and NYG (-9). Both teams are practically winning the same way.

    However, there are a few differences to these two teams. Tennessee has the 29th ranked offense that will have to square off against a Chiefs defense that is a top 5 unit that is only giving up 10pts/gm and leading the league in sacks... and they'll have to do it with their backup QB.

    That's not to say the Titans' defense is horrible. But it's not like they were playing elite offenses like those in the NFC East, either. Todd Haley in Pittsburgh... we know exactly what kind of offense THAT is (28th in yards, 30th in pts). They lost to the only "good" offense they played (Houston 10th yards/16th pts). San Diego is mid pack and NYJ is bottom 3rd. Counter that with Chiefs opponents like Philly who is 2nd in yards and 5th in points or Dallas who is top 10 in both categories as well, and you see a Chiefs defense that has been tested. The Giants are bottom quarter and the Jags are dead last, so take that as you will.

    The Chiefs offense is right at league average after the Giants game. They're not going to blow out the the Titan's defense. You can expect a similar performance to what we saw against Dallas. The key to this game is going to be turnovers. I know that's a pretty big key to every game, but for the Chiefs and Titans, it's even more important because that is how both teams have been winning. Can the Titans' offense with back QB Fitzpatrick score enough on a top ranked Chiefs defense if the Chiefs aren't turning the ball over? We've seen the Chiefs score against a good Dallas defense a couple times. The Giants don't have a horrible defensive unit either. The Jets have a really good defense but Geno Smith kept putting them in bad situations and made the game look much worse than it actually was for the Jets defense. Reminded me a lot of what we saw from the Chiefs last season. QB just couldn't stop turning the ball over and just killed the defense. Houston has a great defense as well and the Titans took them to overtime. The Titans have the 29th ranked offense, but they can move and score when they get an opportunity. A big question for them is who's going to be their QB?

    Next Sunday, you're going to see a league average Chiefs offense against a top 10 Tennessee defense. You're also going to see a league bottom third Tennessee offense with a new QB against a top 3 Chiefs defense. Again, nothing on that Titans team strikes fear in your heart. Stop Chris Johnson on offense and know where the best safety in the league is on their defense and you can pretty much dictate what you want to do. Going into next Sunday, I EXPECT the Chiefs to win. I was more worried about the last 3 games than I am about the Titans. I don't see Alex Smith and this offense giving the Titans turnovers to prey on. But I also don't see the Titans giving the Chiefs any gifts either. So when you match up offenses v. defenses, I think the Chiefs have a very large advantage.

    Take a look at that schedule, Chiefs fans. Things don't get any easier the rest of the season. Oakland is playing well, Houston is always good. Cleveland is suddenly worth noticing. Playing in Buffalo always sucks for the Chiefs. Then Denver, SD, Denver isn't something to look forward to. As good as things may look right now, don't expect the Chiefs to just roll through their schedule and not have any issues. The offense is looking better each week and if the defense can stay healthy, things could get very exciting, but the Chiefs play good teams the rest of the season. Make no mistake.
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    .fat as im concerned every team concerns me and wont look any team no matter what their record shows or ranks. We need to keep this hunger. That being said we shoukd be favorites in this game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason1981 View Post
    .fat as im concerned every team concerns me and wont look any team no matter what their record shows or ranks. We need to keep this hunger. That being said we shoukd be favorites in this game.
    I'm not playing in these games. Whether I judge teams based on stats, records, or cheerleaders makes no difference in the outcome of these games. I'm not a player and I highly doubt many (if any) of the Chiefs players have ever heard of this site, let alone read MY commentary.

    I'm a fan. I no longer play. All I have are stats and records to predict future performance. I didn't say I wasn't concerned about the Titans. It's just hard to find any aspect of their teams that freaks me out the way Eli and his receivers did, or the way Chip Kelly and his vaunted offense does, or the Cowboys and their all-around GOOD team. The Titans are the benifactors of some really sloppy play. Johnson hasn't done anything all season and they just lost their starting QB. The defense is ok, but not horrible.

    What scares you about this team?

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    ^^Not scared of the Titans, but respectful of them because they are improved over last year -- especially the interior O-Line. And they are going to be at home when the Chiefs take them on. The good news is that the Chiefs have played well on the road & we just have to hope they continue to do that in Tennessee next week. Personally, I'm expecting a tough ball game.

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    If we keep "chopping wood" we'll come out okay. Our recievers are getting better but am curious how things are going to play out with Fisher's concussion. Would rather us NOT face Ryan Fitzpatrick, who destroyed us two years in a row with the Bills.

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    I am scared of the Titans. So far this year, the Chiefs have faced what appears to be 4 of the worste defenses in the league. The Chiefs offense was stalemate in pretty much everyone one of them. I fear what a good/above average defense will do to this offensive line on the ROAD.

    This team has thrived off winning the field postion game and if that means if the Chiefs go three and out every play, we have been okay with that as long as we don't turn the ball over, because our punter is awesome and the defense can cause turn overs give us great starting field postion. Ironically, it really isn't until our offense start on the 20 are on the 5 before our offense actually moves the ball.

    Locker is hurt and may not play, but the Titans play the same style of football as the Chiefs. Locker has yet to throw an interception and while not striking fear into anyone as you say, Neither are the Chiefs. Both Teams methodically worked the ball down the field with what the defense will give them.

    While I am very excited the Chiefs are 4-0. This will be our biggest test so far. A decent team that does not have the over hyped Big Market opinion making those teams better than they are. They are 3-1 and have played much better talent that the Chiefs, losing to Houston in OT by 3. Houston was considered a Superbowl caliber team.

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    we'll play the Titians BU QB this week. their starter was hauled off the field yesterday with a hip injury
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    Just scared cuz I still have the taste of last year still in my mind.

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    The Titans worry me. Not because I see anything about them that I think gives them an big edge, but because I know that they are good enough to beat us. They are not a lot better than us, but they are close enough to us that all it would take for them to beat us is one or two breaks at the right time. Throw in the fact that they will be playing at home plus the fact that we'll have no film of their quarterback to study and this could be a very tough game.

    As to the rest of this season. For a last place schedule ours looks pretty tough to me. We're going to win some and we're going to lose some, but I don't see any that I would call a sure thing either way.

    The nice thing is that at the start of the season I saw quite a few games that were either sure losses or likely losses. Just about all those games I now see as the Chiefs now having at least a 50/50 chance of winning.

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    Well they don't have the Giants offense which I know they are playing horrible but they do have a very good "O" and Chiefs "D" basically shut them down.

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