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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Titans 34, Chiefs 10

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

With about six minutes left in the first half of the Titans spanking of the Chiefs this afternoon, Kansas City was lined up to go for it on a fourth-and-1.

The left side of the Titans' defensive line, end Jevon Kearse and tackle Jason Jones, jumped offsides but worked to quickly jump back. Meanwhile KC offensive lineman Herb Taylor false started, drew a flag and undid the play. What could have been a first down by penalty turned into a punt.

Then, Dustin Colquitt's punt could have at least pinned the Titans deep in their own end. But while Dimitri Patterson was in position to down it inside the five, it bounced beyond him, into the end zone for a touchback.

There you have it: A good team finding a way to survive its errors and a bad one done in by its mistakes.

The Titans marched to the second of LenDale White's three touchdown runs from there, and once it was 17-0 the game was effectively over. Kansas City wasn't going to rally back from that kind of deficit against that kind of defense.

So the Titans head to Monday Night Football in Nashville at 6-0.

We're about to find out here in Green Bay if the Colts will piece together a third consecutive win to bring with them to LP Field or if they'll bring a 3-3 record.

Either way, it'll qualify as a giant AFC South clash.