Last Sunday’s game left the Tennessee Titans with a 3-1 record and their second win in a row after outplaying the New York Jets. Sadly, that victory came at a high price, as they have temporarily lost starting QB Jake Locker. Though he’s expected to come back from his hip injury, he will definitely miss this Sunday 6’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas was already the favorite for wagerers who bet on NFL, thanks to an impressive beginning of the season that has seen them already winning twice as many games as they did during the whole of last season. As predicted, the Chiefs crushed the New York Giants 31-7 on Sunday past.
Still, losing Hager precisely during the first three-touchdown game of his young career, and right before hosting one of the league’s six as of yet undefeated teams couldn’t possibly please head coach Mike Munchak. There remains to be seen how replacement Ryan Fitzpatrick will do in his first full game as a Titan. On the opposite side, Alex Smith continues to elevate his game-and by extension that of the Chiefs- to levels Kansas, or people who bet on NFL for that matter, hadn’t seen in over a decade. Smith seems to be able to find a new target every game; Sunday was Sean McGrath’s turn.
Nevertheless, a 3 point spread is hardly a death knell; after all the Titans have only lost one game this season, and it was in overtime against the Houston Texans. Furthermore, they will be playing in their very own LP Field, where they have scored two of their three victories this season. There is one more thing as well. Winning the turnover battle is a key to winning games, and Kansas boasts an outstanding +9 turnover margin, almost the best in the league. It’s not the best because that honor actually belongs to the Titans, who have a +10 turnover margin. Will that be enough to inflict the first loss of the season on the Chiefs? For those who bet on NFL it may not suffice, and if it doesn’t, Tennessee will become Kansas’s next victim.