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4th & 1 podcast: Breaking down Chiefs' debacle at Tennessee

Posted: 11:06 AM, Nov 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-11 12:06:01-05
Kansas City Chiefs v Tennessee Titans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City lost Sunday at Tennessee despite reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes’ return.

It wasn’t quite as frustrating and unusual as the Chiefs’ loss in the AFC Divisional playoffs in January 2018, a game in which KC blew a 21-3 lead and Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown to himself, but the 4th and 1 podcast crew explains why it was such a bad and stunning loss.

Listen as co-hosts Nick Jacobs and Tod Palmer break down the carnage and fallout.

The Chiefs lost despite outgaining the Titans 530-371 and running 78 plays compared to 49.

KC lost despite Mahomes completing 36 of 50 passes for 446 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

The Chiefs lost despite a massive advantage in time of possession (37:51) and 28 first downs, which was nine more than the Titans.

Kansas City missed an extra point, blew a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter, coughed up the lead after a botched field-goal snap and had a potential game-tying field goal on the game's final play blocked.

The loss leaves the Chiefs (6-4) only a half-game ahead of the surging Oakland Raiders (5-4) with a critical divisional showdown Monday against the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) next Monday in Mexico City.