Titans rally, spoil Mahomes' return beating Chiefs 35-32

Ryan Tannehill threw a 23-yard landing to Adam Humphries with 23 seconds left, and the Tennessee Titans rallied to overcome the Kansas Town Chiefs 35-32 to break the go back of NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes

Forcing Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas Town Chiefs to accept a number of box targets gave the Tennessee Titans an opportunity to stick shut.

Ryan Tannehill and a cornerback most effective activated off injured reserve per week in the past helped make the Chiefs pay for his or her 5th and 6th makes an attempt.

Tannehill threw a 23-yard landing to Adam Humphries with 23 seconds left, and Joshua Kalu blocked a last-second box purpose try to overcome the Chiefs 35-32 to break the go back of NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes.

“It is a laugh to win a recreation like that, fight again within the fourth-quarter at house and give you the chance to win is a ton of a laugh,” Tannehill mentioned.

The Titans (Five-Five) most effective had an opportunity after a foul snap by means of the Chiefs on Harrison Butker’s 5th box purpose try of the day. Kansas Town trainer Andy Reid blamed verbal exchange for the snap taking holder Dustin Colquitt by means of wonder, and he threw the ball away in desperation for an intentional grounding name, surroundings the Titans up at their very own 39.

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

The Chiefs (6-Four) had a last likelihood with Mahomes. He drove them down, putting in Butker for some other box purpose take a look at from 52 yards.

Kalu blocked the kick together with his left hand, and the Titans ran onto the sector to have fun. Kalu wound up on the backside of a pile, and he mentioned he saved getting nearer each and every time gazing the Chiefs’ cadence, fingers and eyes. The block was once a blur however now not his choice to leap on the snap.

“Once I hit it, it was once computerized pleasure,” mentioned Kalu, just lately activated from injured reserve.

Kansas Town trainer Andy Reid, now 1-Eight all-time in opposition to Tennessee, mentioned he sought after to look a replay of the blocked box purpose pondering Kalu was once offside. However Reid took the blame for the loss.

“We have been in place to near it, and we did not get that executed,” Reid mentioned. “My duty. Then we have been too sloppy.”

Derrick Henry ran for 188 yards, together with a 68-yard TD that put Tennessee up 20-19 with Five:58 left within the 3rd. His 1-yard TD with 6:26 closing pulled the Titans inside of 29-27.

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

The loss spoiled the most productive passing recreation this season for Mahomes because the Chiefs outgained the Titans 530-371. Mahomes threw for 446 yards and 3 touchdowns. His easiest play got here with the pocket collapsing round him when he jumped as much as 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 superb, and I am happy to get via some other recreation,” Mahomes mentioned of his knee and ankle that have been hurting final month.

Mahomes seemed very wholesome taking part in for the primary time since dislocating his proper kneecap Oct. 17. He were given fortunate when his first go first dominated an interception was once overturned by means of replay for Titans protection Kenny Vaccaro trapping the ball at the floor. Mahomes capped the Chiefs’ first force with a Three-yard shovel go to Travis Kelce.

The Chiefs sacked Tannehill 4 occasions and in addition compelled a fumble however may most effective flip that into considered one of Butker’s 4 made box targets.

Tannehill were given the Titans going with a 52-yard throw to Kalif Raymond, then he hit Anthony Firkser for a Nine-yard TD. Then rookie linebacker David Lengthy compelled a fumble by means of Damien Williams, and linebacker Rashaan Evans picked up the ball, juked clear of Mahomes and ran 53 yards for a TD and a 13-10 lead with 6:14 left in the second one quarter.


The Chiefs got here in with left take on Eric Fisher nonetheless therapeutic up from a groin damage that has saved him out all however the first two video games of the season, and proper guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif lacking a moment recreation with an ankle. Overdue within the first part, Kansas Town misplaced an offensive lineman on consecutive performs. First, proper take on Mitchell Schwartz harm a knee and went to the sideline, snapping the NFL’s longest energetic snap streak at 7,894 snaps. Then Martinas Rankin, who began at proper guard, moved over a place and harm his proper knee at the subsequent play. He was once carted to the locker room and didn’t go back. Schwartz returned.

Reid mentioned defensive finish Emmnuel Ogbah tore his proper pectoral muscle.


3-time Professional Bowl left take on Taylor Lewan apologized for main the Titans in consequences, together with a trio Sunday. He mentioned no wishes to name him out on having a team-high 9 consequences in six video games after being suspended for the primary 4.

“It isn’t intentional,” Lewan mentioned. “I don’t imply to do it. My intentions are just right. I am simply looking to end and it is killing the group.”


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

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


Observe Teresa M. Walker at www.twitter.com/teresamwalker


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