Remembering the Titans,
In Greek mythology, the Titans were greater than even the Gods – they ruled their universe with absolute power. The gridiron was that universe for these Titans. The Titans’ playoff run started off like a fairytale unfolding before us, with Tennessee making it into the playoffs as the 6th seeded wildcard, then laying waste to Bill Belichick’s Patriots in the wildcard round. We then witnessed the destruction of arguably the most dominant team in the regular season – the Baltimore Ravens led by Lamar Jackson. These two teams had to of seen the Titans as a stepping stone to the next round in the AFC playoffs, with Tennessee having a regular season record of 9-7, but Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans had grit and showed up to play.
Head coach Mike Vrabel has been dialed in this entire season and playoffs, and although the Titans had a regular season record of 9-7, they also achieved that record within one of the NFL’s toughest schedules.
Coming into the playoffs with a mediocre record, as the 6th seed wildcard, then to go on and beat two of the most dominant teams in the AFC, likelly had people re-evaluating their allegiance to their favorite NFL teams. Then on January 19, 2020, the Titans fairytale ended at the hands of Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The game got off to a roaring start for the Titans, with a field goal only minutes into the game and with KC unable to answer back. Tannehill led a 9 play drive into KC’s endzone to make it 10-0 with 5 min left in the 1st quarter.
The fairytale was looking good thus far, but then the Mahomes and Hill show started . By the end of the half, Kansas City was up 21-17. The Titans now had their biggest fight of the season on their hands. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs fought like Olympians, and were just too explosive and fast for the Titans, ending the Titans’ fairytale playoff run and beating the Titans… just like in Greek mythology.
For the first time in 50 years, the Chiefs will have a shot at the Lombardi Trophy. Kansas City will now collide with the San Francisco 49ers and their devastating defense and pass rush abilities in the much anticipated Super Bowl LIV on February 2nd. Who will come out on top? We’ll find out in a couple weeks.