NFL Game Recap - Kansas City at Tennessee
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:00 PM EST

LAC
24
OAK
26
F
KC
32
TEN
35
F
ARI
27
TB
30
F
NYG
27
NYJ
34
F
ATL
26
NO
9
F
BUF
16
CLE
19
F
BAL
49
CIN
13
F
DET
13
CHI
20
F
MIA
16
IND
12
F
LAR
12
PIT
17
F
CAR
16
GB
24
F
MIN
28
DAL
24
F
SEA
27
SF
24
F OT

Nov 10, 2019, 1:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Kansas City (6-4)

10

3

9

10

32

Tennessee (5-5)

0

13

7

15

35

Titans rally, spoil Mahomes' return beating Chiefs 35-32
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:57 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Forcing Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to settle for a bunch of field goals gave the Tennessee Titans a chance to stay close.

Ryan Tannehill and a cornerback only activated off injured reserve a week ago helped make the Chiefs pay for their fifth and sixth attempts.

Tannehill threw a 23-yard touchdown to Adam Humphries with 23 seconds left, and Joshua Kalu blocked a last-second field goal attempt to beat the Chiefs 35-32 to spoil the return of NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes.

"It's fun to win a game like that, battle back in the fourth-quarter at home and find a way to win is a ton of fun," Tannehill said.

The Titans (5-5) only had a chance after a bad snap by the Chiefs on Harrison Butker's fifth field goal attempt of the day. Kansas City coach Andy Reid blamed communication for the snap taking holder Dustin Colquitt by surprise, and he threw the ball away in desperation for an intentional grounding call, setting the Titans up at their own 39.

Tannehill scrambled for 18, hit Anthony Firsker for 20 yards and then found Humphries who ran in for the TD. Tannehill also ran for the 2-point conversion for a 35-32 lead.

The Chiefs (6-4) had a final chance with Mahomes. He drove them down, setting up Butker for another field goal try from 52 yards.

Kalu blocked the kick with his left hand, and the Titans ran onto the field to celebrate. Kalu wound up at the bottom of a pile, and he said he kept getting closer each time watching the Chiefs' cadence, hands and eyes. The block was a blur but not his decision to jump at the snap.

"As soon as I hit it, it was automatic joy," said Kalu, recently activated from injured reserve.

Kansas City coach Andy Reid, now 1-8 all-time against Tennessee, said he wanted to see a replay of the blocked field goal thinking Kalu was offside. But Reid took the blame for the loss.

"We were in position to close it, and we didn't get that done," Reid said. "My responsibility. Then we were too sloppy."

Derrick Henry ran for 188 yards, including a 68-yard TD that put Tennessee up 20-19 with 5:58 left in the third. His 1-yard TD with 6:26 remaining pulled the Titans within 29-27.

Tannehill finished with 181 yards passing and ran for 37 yards for the win.

The loss spoiled the best passing game this season for Mahomes as the Chiefs outgained the Titans 530-371. Mahomes threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns. His best play came with the pocket collapsing around him when he jumped up to throw over the linemen to Mecole Hardman who ran for a 63-yard TD with 11:54 left and a 29-20 lead.

"The knee feels fine, and I'm glad to get through another game," Mahomes said of his knee and ankle that had been hurting last month.

Mahomes looked very healthy playing for the first time since dislocating his right kneecap Oct. 17. He got lucky when his first pass first ruled an interception was overturned by replay for Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro trapping the ball on the ground. Mahomes capped the Chiefs' first drive with a 3-yard shovel pass to Travis Kelce.

The Chiefs sacked Tannehill four times and also forced a fumble but could only turn that into one of Butker's four made field goals.

Tannehill got the Titans going with a 52-yard throw to Kalif Raymond, then he hit Anthony Firkser for a 9-yard TD. Then rookie linebacker David Long forced a fumble by Damien Williams, and linebacker Rashaan Evans picked up the ball, juked away from Mahomes and ran 53 yards for a TD and a 13-10 lead with 6:14 left in the second quarter.

INJURIES

The Chiefs came in with left tackle Eric Fisher still healing up from a groin injury that has kept him out all but the first two games of the season, and right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif missing a second game with an ankle. Late in the first half, Kansas City lost an offensive lineman on consecutive plays. First, right tackle Mitchell Schwartz hurt a knee and went to the sideline, snapping the NFL's longest active snap streak at 7,894 snaps. Then Martinas Rankin, who started at right guard, moved over a spot and hurt his right knee on the next play. He was carted to the locker room and did not return. Schwartz returned.

Reid said defensive end Emmnuel Ogbah tore his right pectoral muscle.

PENALTY WOES

Three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan apologized for leading the Titans in penalties, including a trio Sunday. He said no needs to call him out on having a team-high nine penalties in six games after being suspended for the first four.

"It's not intentional," Lewan said. "I do not mean to do it. My intentions are good. I'm just trying to finish and it's killing the team."

UP NEXT

Chiefs: Play Chargers in Mexico City on Nov. 18.

Titans: Bye, then host the Jaguars on Nov. 24.

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Passing

KC Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
D. Colquitt 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6 0
P. Mahomes 50 36 72.0 3 446 63 0 119.3 2
TEN Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
R. Tannehill 19 13 68.4 2 181 52 0 133.9 4

Rushing

KC Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Williams 19 77 4.1 15 0
S. Watkins 2 12 6.0 11 0
TEN Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Henry 23 188 8.2 68 2
R. Tannehill 3 37 12.3 18 0

Receiving

KC Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Hill 11 157 14.3 39 1
T. Kelce 7 75 10.7 17 1
TEN Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Raymond 1 52 52.0 52 0
A. Firkser 3 36 12.0 20 1

Team Stats Comparison

KC TEN
Points For 32 35
Total Yards 530 371
Rushing Yards 97 225
Passing Yards 433 146
Passing Completions / Attempts 36/51 13/19
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 1/1
First Downs 28 19
Rushing Touchdowns 0 2
Passing Touchdowns 3 2
Penalties - Yards 9/80 8/64
Time Of Possession 37:52 22:08
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/14 2/8
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/1
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 2/3 2/2
Sacks Against 2 4
Punts - Average Yards 1/26 4/51
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 1/5 0/0
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 4/22 3/15

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter KC TEN
KC 5:41 TD Travis Kelce 3 yd pass from Patrick Mahomes (Harrison Butker kick) 7 0
KC 10:17 FG Harrison Butker 30 yd FG 10 0
2nd Quarter KC TEN
TEN 4:37 TD Anthony Firkser 9 yd pass from Ryan Tannehill (Ryan Succop kick) 10 7
TEN 8:46 TD Rashaan Evans 53 yd opp fumble return (missed kick) 10 13
KC 13:48 FG Harrison Butker 41 yd FG 13 13
3rd Quarter KC TEN
KC 8:06 TD Tyreek Hill 11 yd pass from Patrick Mahomes (missed kick) 19 13
TEN 9:02 TD Derrick Henry 68 yd run (Ryan Succop kick) 19 20
KC 13:02 FG Harrison Butker 43 yd FG 22 20
4th Quarter KC TEN
KC 3:06 TD Mecole Hardman 63 yd pass from Patrick Mahomes (Harrison Butker kick) 29 20
TEN 8:34 TD Derrick Henry 1 yd run (Ryan Succop kick) 29 27
KC 11:46 FG Harrison Butker 39 yd FG 32 27
TEN 14:37 TD Adam Humphries 23 yd pass from Ryan Tannehill (Ryan Tannehill 2pt Rush) 32 35

Game Information

Stadium: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 68,864
Game Time: 3:12
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