Spencer Elliott, Nashville Tennessean
Fans at Nissan Stadium sure got their money’s worth this week. The Titans scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead score with 23 seconds left, to shock the Kansas City Chiefs 35-32 on Sunday.
The win puts the Titans at 5-5 and keeps them in the hunt for a playoff spot.
In a roller-coaster game that saw six lead changes, a defensive touchdown and a blocked kick, here are three key moments that stood out.
Tennessee Titans players react to their 35-32 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Nissan Stadium on Nov. 10, 2019. George Walker IV / The Tennessean, Nashville Tennessean
1. Kalif Raymond’s long catch wakes up offense
Just as it seemed the Chiefs might be set to run away with the game, Kalif Raymond’s diving catch on a 52-yard bomb from quarterback Ryan Tannehill early in the second quarter injected life into the Titans’ offense. (It was initially ruled a touchdown after Raymond got up and sprinted to the end zone, but replay showed he was touched while down). Three plays later, Tannehill connected with Anthony Firkser in the end zone for Tennessee’s first score. It was only the fourth reception of Raymond’s NFL career.
2. Ryan Tannehill’s feet keep Titans alive
Down two scores early in the fourth quarter, the Titans mounted a 10-play, 75-yard drive that ended in a short Derrick Henry touchdown run. But perhaps the key play in the possession was Tannehill’s scramble on third-and-10 from his own 34. He ran into Chiefs cornerback Rashad Fenton a few yards short of the first-down line but managed to power forward and keep a critical drive alive.
3. Kansas City botches late field-goal attempt
The Titans looked dead in the water after turning the ball over on downs in their own territory while trailing 32-27 with just less than two minutes left. Kansas City set up for a field goal to stretch the lead on their ensuing possession, but holder Dustin Colquitt appeared not to be ready for the snap, which was low. He chucked the ball away toward the sideline, resulting in an intentional grounding penalty and giving the Titans good field position for their game-winning drive.