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2017 NFL Wild Card Playoff open thread: Chiefs vs. Titans

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Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Greetings, Raider Nation! While our Raiders are at home with visions of Jon Gruden dancing in their heads, there are teams still playing football. In today’s first-round AFC playoff matchup, we have our Most Hated Rival the Kansas City Chefs hosting our good friends the Tennessee Titans.

The last time we saw the Chefs, they beat the Broncos on the road behind the arm of the brave but dangerous Pat Mahomes. Alex Smith will surely go for the Chefs today, but his days as the man in KC are over.

The Titans have an underrated defense but an overrated offense, as Heisman winner Marcus Mariota has thrown more picks than touchdowns this season. Perhaps coaching is the problem in Tennessee, perhaps it’s Mariota (hint: Mariota is never the problem).

In any case, I believe I can speak for us all when I say, go to hell, Chiefs. Go Titans!

Today’s game can be seen on both ESPN and ABC, if my TV Guide isn’t playing tricks on me. It can be streamed on WatchESPN.