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Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Bold Predictions for Week 1 Game

Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Bold Predictions for Week 1 Game

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Finally, the preseason is over, and we can get into the real thing. In Week 1, the Tennessee Titans will be at Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Teams don't like to show their hands before the regular season, so you can expect the unexpected early on. Regardless, I'm going to make some bold predictions for the game.

5. DE Jurrell Casey Will Have At Least Two Sacks

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5. DE Jurrell Casey Will Have At Least Two Sacks

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One of the strengths for the Titans is their defensive line, and it will be opposite a questionable, inexperienced offensive line for Kansas City. Casey will be matched up with Eric Fisher who did not look good at left tackle in the preseason, and had an inconsistent rookie season on the right side.

4. The Chiefs Will Score A Non-Offensive TD

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4. The Chiefs Will Score A Non-Offensive TD

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Kansas City led the league last season with nine non-offensive touchdowns (five defensive, four special teams). Bob Sutton is still the defensive coordinator, meaning the aggressive Chiefs D will probably make big plays while giving up a few. With Dave Toub in charge, special teams should be a big strength again for K.C. this season. Rookie DeAnthony Thomas and Knile Davis will bring plenty of explosiveness to the return game.

3. Justin Hunter Will Have 100 Receiving Yards and a TD

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3. Justin Hunter Will Have 100 Receiving Yards and a TD

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The Chiefs have a questionable secondary, and Justin Hunter could put it to the test. The 6-foot-4, second-year wideout is still a bit raw, but has incredible speed an leaping ability. He should be Jake Locker's favorite end-zone target this season.

2. The Chiefs Will Sack Locker At Least Four Times

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2. The Chiefs Will Sack Locker At Least Four Times

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Four sacks may not seem like a very bold prediction, but it is when you consider the strength of the Titans' offensive line. Last season, Dontari Poe, Tamba Hali and Justin Houston each picked up a sack against the Titans on the way to a 26-17 win. Kansas City needs to get to the quarterback consistently to succeed in 2014, and they definitely have the personnel to do it.

1. The Chiefs Will Win By Double-Digits

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1. The Chiefs Will Win By Double-Digits

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While I've mentioned that the Titans are strong on the offensive and defensive line, they are subpar pretty much everywhere else. And while I also mentioned the Chiefs are weak on the offensive line and in the secondary, the team is pretty strong everywhere else. The Chiefs are at home, and heavily outweigh the Titans in playmakers on both sides of the ball.