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1. Chiefs-Titans scouting report

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"When the Chiefs run - EDGE >> CHIEFS

Granted, the preseason doesn't mean much. But the Titans finished the exhibition slate 24th in the league in run defense by allowing 124 yards per game. That's not very good, and they better tighten it up if they want to contain do everything star running back Jamaal Charles. Sure, the Chiefs' offensive line is in a state of flux, but Charles has routinely outperformed his blocking, and at age 27, there's no sign that will stop this year. Throw in the fact the Titans are still adjusting to a 3-4 defense after spending last year in a 4-3, and the Chiefs have the edge."    READ MORE…

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2. Titans vs. Chiefs: Game time, live stream, TV coverage

By SI WIRE - Sports Illustrated

"The Chiefs host the Titans in Week 1 to open each team's NFL regular season. Kansas City started last season 9-0 en route to finishing 11-5 and losing on Wild Card Weekend in the playoffs in head coach Andy Reid's first year. Tennessee finished in second place in the AFC South at 7-9 and replaced head coach Mike Munchak with Ken Whisenhunt this offseason.

Kansas City defeated Tennessee 26-17 in Week 5 last season behind four field goals from Ryan Succop, who signed with the Titans earlier this week."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs and Royals holding KC fans' attention at the same time is rare and presents a dilemma

By Sam Mellinger - The Kansas City Star

"The civic treasure sits on carpet in the finished basement of a house in Harrisonville. Our six-county area's greatest television is a 55-inch Samsung LCD surrounded by three large pieces of wood crafted in a labor of love into a monument for this city's best sports moment of the last 40 years.

It is a replica of the crown scoreboard at Kauffman Stadium, and it is amazing."    READ MORE…

4. Titans vs. Chiefs preview

By Adam Teicher and Paul Kuharsky -

"The Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans open the regular season on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs are coming off an 11-5 season and a 45-44 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round of the playoffs. The Titans finished last season at 7-9.

Teicher: The Chiefs had a ragged preseason. They have a few unresolved issues and don't look appear ready for the regular season. How about the Titans? Do they look like a team ready to start well in the regular season? "    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs reconnect with their past as a bridge to their future

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas CIty Star

"As Chiefs general manager John Dorsey scouted players at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January, he was approached by a procession of former Kansas City players and coaches who were coaching in the game.

One by one, they offered two words to Dorsey, whose first Chiefs team was coming off a surprising 11-5 playoff season: "Thank you.""    READ MORE…

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