Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans

Kansas City Chiefs Preview

Although quarterback Patrick Mahomes returned to a full practice Wednesday for the first time since dislocating his right knee Oct. 17, he’s not yet certain to play Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs want to exercise caution with Mahomes. Matt Moore continues to take reps in practice after subbing for Mahomes in a win at Denver and then going 1-1 in two starts. The Chiefs’ defense has stepped up, assisted by last week’s return of defensive tackle Chris Jones, who was effective moving around to different spots up front. Harrison Butker’s game-winning field goal last Sunday to beat Minnesota kept Kansas City in command of the AFC West at 6-3.

Tennessee Titans Preview

Since taking over for Marcus Mariota as the Tennessee Titans’ starting quarterback, Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 836 yards, including a best of 331 yards last Sunday in a loss to Carolina. Tannehill and the Titans have had trouble starting games, including a 17-0 halftime deficit against the Panthers. Tennessee has been held scoreless in the first half of four of nine games this season. A Chiefs defense that ranks 29th in the NFL against the rush could give Titans running back Derrick Henry an opportunity to keep his team in front of the chains. Henry ranks 10th among NFL rushers, though he’s averaging just 3.9 yards per carry. At 4-5, the Titans trail the AFC South leader Houston by two games.