Tennessee Titans 0-3-0-0 — 10
Kansas City Chiefs 9-8-0-0 — 34
The Kansas City Chiefs put up a dominate performance at Arrowhead Stadium against the Tennessee Titans. Surprisingly, it was the offense that led the way. Alex Smith had a phenomenal game in just under one half of play. He completed 16-of-18 passes. Jeremy Maclin was targeted all over the field and looks to be the explosive threat the Chiefs were missing.
For the Titans, they never could seem to get going. Mariota had a slow start, but did lead the team on a late first half scoring drive. He only played the first half.
Here are all the details on the third preseason game between the Titans and Chiefs:
Alex Smith Connected With Jeremy Maclin for a Touchdown
The Chiefs got off to a fast start as they scored on their opening posession. Alex Smith led the team down the field and connected with Jeremy Maclin for a 29-yard touchdown. It marked the second straight preseason game Smith threw a touchdown pass to Maclin.
Jeremy Maclin Had Another Great Game
In addition to the great touchdown reception, Maclin was targeted early and often. He finished the game with 7 receptions for 65 yards This is good news for Chiefs fans wondering if Maclin would help open up the offense in Kansas City. He appears to be building quite the rapport with quarterback Alex Smith.
Alex Smith Had His Best Preseason Performance
Alex Smith looked great throughout the game. He played well into the second quarter and finished the night by going 16-of-18 for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns. His play was a lot more consistent than it was against the Seahawks.
Travis Kelce Scored a Chiefs Touchdown
The Chiefs passing game got help from all positions. Tight end Travis Kelce scored the second touchdown for the Chiefs. Kelce had 2 receptions for 42 yards on the night.
Antonio Andrews Found the Endzone for the Titans
Antonio Andrews had a short rushing touchdown for Tennessee. The Titans Perrish Cox intercepted Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray which allowed the Titans to takeover with good field position. Marcus Mariota helped drive the Titans down for a touchdown. It would be the lone touchdown for the Titans.
Marcus Mariota Played the First Half With Mixed Results
Mariota finished the first half by leading a touchdown drive. Backup Zack Mettenberger came into the game at the start of the second half. Overall, Mariota started slow but finished strong with the touchdown drive. He went 7-of-11 for 99 yards.
Aaron Murray and Fred Williams Connected for Two Touchdowns
Chiefs reserve quarterback Aaron Murray seems to have found a new favorite target in Fred Williams. The two connected on back to back fourth quarter drives for touchdowns. Williams had 5 receptions for 52 yards along with two touchdowns. Aaron Murray quietly had a good night after an early interception he finished the night going 15-of-20 for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns.