Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs will face each other in the NFL 2021 season Week 7 on Sunday afternoon. The home side wants to build up on its latest performance and celebrate another victory. The visitors seek improvement, and they want to stabilize their form.
Tennessee heads to this match after winning against the Bills last Monday, and they improved to a 4-2 record. The hosts look forward to continuing their winning streak, as they beat their opponents on the previous two occasions. On the other hand, the away side searches for consistency, as they have already lost three times this season. If they want to secure a playoffs spot, Kansas City needs to enter a winning streak.
Tennessee Titans – Can they beat another tough rival?
The Titans enjoy a solid streak, as they celebrated twice in a row, which launched them to the top of the AFC South. They want to secure a playoffs ticket, but there’s still a lot to be played, and a challenging opponent is ahead of them. Tennessee opened the campaign with a loss against the Cardinals, but they booked four wins in the following five matches. They have been doing very well in the offense, while the hosts still need to tighten their defense a bit.
The Titans’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 1,467 yards this season, with six TDs and four interceptions. Derrick Henry is Tennessee’s best rusher with 783 yards and ten scores, and he led the Titans to a victory against the Bills with 143 rushing yards and three TDs. Julio Jones dominates in the receiving corps with 263 yards. On the other hand, Harold Landry III logged a team-high 6.5 sacks of the oppositions’ quarterbacks, while David Long Jr. is the best tackler with 43 this season.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, Marcus Johnson, Chester Rogers, Anthony Firkser, Khari Blasingame, Kendall Lamm, Rodger Saffold III, Ben Jones, Nate Davis, David Quessenberry
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Jeffery Simmons, Teair Tart, Denico Autry, Harold Landry III, David Long Jr., Rashaan Evans, Bud Dupree, Janoris Jenkins, Amani Hooker, Kevin Byard, Elijah Molden
Quarter Back: Ryan Tannehill
Kicker: Randy Bullock
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Kansas City Chiefs – Can they celebrate the second win in a row?
The Chiefs have problems at the start of the new campaign, and they need to address them urgently to stay in the race for a post-season spot. Last season’s Super Bowl finalists already suffered three defeats, and they are at the bottom of the AFC West. Kansas City still hasn’t tied two victories this season, but this game might be a good opportunity for that. The visitors beat the Washington Football team on the road last weekend, and this will be their another game away from home.
Kansas City gained 499 offensive yards last time, but they turned over the ball three times. Patrick Mahomes has been excellent this season with 1,887 yards through the air, with 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Clyde Edwards-Heliare leads the rushing corps with 304 yards, while Tyreek Hill gained 592 receiving yards with five scores. However, the Chiefs need to tighten their defense, which has allowed too many points. Nick Bolton has been the most dominant defender for the visitors with 40 tackles, while Mike Danna sacked the opponents’ quarterbacks three times.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Darrel Williams, Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson, Travis Kelce, Michael Burton, Orlando Brown Jr., Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey, Trey Smith, Mike Remmers
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Mike Danna, Jarran Reed, Derrick Nnadi, Frank Clark, Nick Bolton, Ben Niemann, Willie Gay, Mike Hughes, Tyrann Mathieu, Juan Thornhill, L’Jarius Sneed
Quarter Back: Patrick Mahomes
Kicker: Harrison Butker
Expert Pick #1 – Over 57.5 @-110
My first pick for this matchup will be the Over. Seven of their last ten head-to-head clashes went over the margin, while both teams have been involved in efficient matches lately. The Titans gave up 417 yards against Buffalo, while the Chiefs have great attacking potential. On the other hand, Kansas City is near the bottom of every major defensive parameter, and we should enjoy another high-scoring match.
Expert Pick #2 – Tennesse Titans +5.5 @-110
Kansas City has been pretty inconsistent so far, while Tennessee goes to this match after a big win against the Bills. The Chiefs have been solid on the road this season, but I believe the hosts can cover the number here. It’s a bit risky, but I’ll take the Titans ATS as my second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – Chiefs & Over 48.5 @100
Although it might look inconsistent with my previous pick, I believe the Chiefs could see off their opponents in a tight clash. They played well against the Team, but a tougher rival is ahead of them. However, an away victory with over 48.5 points in total provides good odds, and I’ll take this as my third pick.