Chiefs' win probability was almost 98 percent at one point against Titans
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Jan 07, 2018,
Jan 07, 2018, 5:51
Derrick Henry coughed up the ball and this time no whistle was blown, so Johnson returned the fumble for a touchdown. The two-point conversion attempt failed - and almost brought disaster for the Titans when Mariota was sacked, but officials ruled he was down before the ball came loose.
The Titans will look ahead to the divisional round, where they will face off against either the Pittsburgh Steelers or the New England Patriots.
But the Titans squandered a chance to chop into the lead midway through the second quarter, when Mariota was intercepted by Marcus Peters at the 9 on a pass intended for Delanie Walker.
Check here for injury reports for all the postseason games. On the second play of that possession, Kelce caught a 12-yard pass and was hit extremely hard by S Johnathan Cyprien, who legally led with his shoulder but accidentally caught Kelce in a helmet-to-helmet collision.
Eric Decker, who struggled to hold on to the ball in the first half, scored the go-ahead touchdown for the Titans with a little over six minutes remaining in the game. But the officials ruled the play was over, it could not be reviewed and the Titans had time for a field goal that wound up being crucial in a game where every point mattered.More news: Website says Noles not eligible for bowl game
QB Alex Smith and the Chiefs offense drove down the field on that drive and got seven more points on a DeMarcus Robinson touchdown reception.
The Chiefs' win streak is over and the long home playoff win drought continues thanks to a 22-21 defeat Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.
"Honestly we just didn't come out ready to play in the second half, that's what I'd say", Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt said.
In the first half, Johnson blitzed in a flash and sacked Mariota, who clearly lost the ball before he hit the ground.
Tennessee got the ball back with 2:09 left in the game. Henry finished with 156 yards on 23 carries.
This wasn't the prettiest season for the Titans, and a big reason for that has been the uneven play of Marcus Mariota.