The Tennessee Titans’ 2017 season was in danger of spinning out of control. Fortunately for them, quarterback Marcus Mariota was able to turn into the skid and get his team into the playoffs for the first time since 2008. He’ll have the chance to extend his season by at least one more week when the Titans travel west for a Wild Card Round showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. The AFC rivals meet on Saturday, and kickoff is set for 4:35 p.m. ET on ABC/ESPN (live stream).
The Chiefs blasted out to the top of the NFL’s power rankings with a 5-0 start that included victories over the No. 1 seeds in both the AFC and NFC, but a 1-6 midseason swoon put their postseason hopes in question. Both the Raiders and Chargers challenged for the AFC West crown, but Kansas City closed out its season with a four-game winning streak to reclaim the September swagger that made the team so dangerous.
Now the Titans have to figure out how to beat the Chiefs back into their November form if they want to win their first playoff game since the 2003 season.