Titans vs Chiefs: The AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans will take place on Sunday, January 19 at 3:05 p.m. ET in Kansas City, MO. Here’s how you can watch Sunday’s AFC Championship matchup as the Chiefs host the Titans.
When the initial NFL playoff schedule was released a few weeks ago, just after the Titans had snuck into the postseason as the AFC’s No. 6 seed, nobody could have guessed fans in Tennessee would be looking for their own team’s game when they scanned their TV channels for the AFC championship game Sunday. Yet here are are.
Today’s Chiefs vs. Titans game in Kansas City, scheduled to kick off at 3:05 p.m. ET, will be shown on CBS. The winner will advance to Super Bowl 54 and face the 49ers or Packers.
Tennessee reached the AFC title game despite the odds being heavily against it, and Sunday’s Kansas City matchup is no different with the Chiefs being 7.5-point home favorites. But these Titans, who look eerily similar to the team that advanced to the Super Bowl 34 years ago, have perfectly leveraged an underdog mentality.
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With one more upset win, the Titans would join the 2010 Packers and the 2005 Steelers as the only No. 6 seeds to appear in the Super Bowl since 1990, when the NFL instituted its 12-team playoff format. Both Green Bay and Pittsburgh went on to win the title in those seasons. Tennessee also would join those teams as the only ones to beat each of the top three seeds in their conference to reach the Super Bowl.
The engine of the Titans’ charge, running back Derrick Henry, has already become the first player with at least 180 rushing yards in consecutive playoff games in NFL history. With at least 123 more in the AFC championship game, he would Terrell Davis and John Riggins as the only players with at least 500 rushing yards in a single postseason in NFL history.
Even though the Chiefs are the No. 2 seed, they reached this round in an improbable manner, as well. Kansas City, which found itself down 24-0 early in the divisional round against Houston, became the first team to win a game by at least 20 points after trailing by at least 20 points in the same game in NFL history. This is why it helps to employ the reigning NFL MVP.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs’ comeback with 321 passing yards and five touchdowns without an interception for a 134.6 passer rating, adding 53 yards on the ground. He became the first player with at least 300 passing yards, five touchdown passes and 50 rushing yards in a single postseason game in NFL history.
Now Mahomes, who has eight touchdown passes in three career postseason games, needs at least three more against the Titans to tie Kurt Warner for the most through a player’s first four playoff games in NFL history. With one more than that, he would become the first player in NFL history with at least four touchdown passes in consecutive playoff games.
With that as the background, below is all the info you need to watch Chiefs vs. Titans in the AFC championship game on Sunday, including the TV channel and kickoff time.