Posted: 4:31 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
By Jon Benne
Things did not get off to a great start for the Titans. Damien Williams booted a Chiefs punt into the endzone, and Kansas City recovered to get the first touchdown of the day. Ryan Fitzpatrick is replacing Jake Locker at quarterback, but he was dismal in the first half, completing just 5-of-14 passes for 31 yards. The Chiefs defense has been as stout as usual, making a goal line stand in the second quarter to stop the Titans' best chance of getting points. Kansas City went into the half leading, 13-0.
The Titans got on the board early in the third quarter when Chris Johnson took a shovel pass 49 yards to the house. Tennessee added a field goal and took advantage of an Alex Smith interception take the lead. Fitzpatrick ran it in himself from five yards out to give the Titans a 17-13 lead. The Chiefs got the lead back when Jamaal Charles punched it in from the goal line. Ryan Succop added to the lead with a field goal, and a late Fitzpatrick interception ended Tennessee's chances of coming back.
Jamaal Charles continued to deliver in both standard and PPR leagues, rushing 22 times for 108 yards and a touchdown and grabbing five receptions for 37 yards.
Donnie Avery left the game with a shoulder injury and did not return.
The Chiefs were three point favorites entering the game. Two late field goals helped them cover the spread.
Tennessee at Seattle, Oct. 13, 4:05 p.m. ET
Kansas City vs. Oakland, Oct. 13, 1:00 p.m. ET