Tennessee sits at 3-1 thanks to improving quarterback Jake Locker, but will unfortunately have to stand their ground at home without him (hip). Instead, erratic but experienced gunslinger Ryan Fitzpatrick will be taking over the offense, and will attempt to be the first quarterback to out-wit the Chiefs’ aggressive defense in 2013.
The beauty here is that both teams boast defenses that are much rowdier than they were a year ago. Tennessee is yielding some yardage against the run, but has effectively put pressure on the quarterback in most of their games and hasn’t given up many points once teams enter the red-zone. Kansas City, on the other hand, gets to the quarterback even better and has allowed even fewer points. And now they get to face the Titan’s backup quarterback.
While Kansas City is the arguable favorite here, everybody wins at first glance of this Week 5 matchup, as the average price is just $114 and it’s just $27 to get-in. That’s 4% below the average price for Titans tickets at home this year, but it makes sense considering the change at quarterback and that this one figures to be a defensive battle.
This is the type of matchup that should warrant an increase in sales, however, as the Titans could be looking at a 4-1 start and have a team with a perfect record on the docket. It won’t be easy to predict the winner in this one, but two things can safely be assumed: the team that takes better care of the ball has a great chance at winning, while Titans and Chiefs fans are getting a potentially terrific game for a major bargain.