AFC Championship Game preview: Five things to know about the Tennessee Titans

Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the game between the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans

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The Houston Texans waltzed out to a 21-0 lead over the Chiefs.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 277 yards and rushed for 64, while Marshawn Lynch scored two touchdowns.

The Texans now head into the offseason with the fan base calling for O'Brien to be fired once again.

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Mahomes piloted an NFL-playoff-record seven straight touchdown drives Sunday, with the Texans becoming the first team since 1940 to lose a playoff game in which it held a 17-plus-point first-quarter lead. The 49ers will host the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium while the Chiefs will host the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium.

Moving onto next week's AFC Championship Game, Kansas City can't spot Tennessee 24 points and hope for the same results.

In back-to-back weeks, the Titans have taken out the defending Super Bowl champions and the Super Bowl 54 favorites, both on the road. The Houston Texans, coming off a dramatic overtime win over the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card, visit the Kansas City Chiefs. It was not the Packers' night, though, as Rodgers fumbled on the fifth play of the game.

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That all seems preposterous now, as Henry finished out the season with the NFL's rushing title over the Cleveland Browns' Nick Chubb, and is arguably the most key component of a Titans offense that has flipped the script and found a great amount of success this year. Tevin Coleman led the vogue with 22 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns in the snatch. The Chiefs' Legion of Zoom receiving corps, coupled with potential Hall of Fame tight end Travis Kelce, represents a significantly more hard matchup for the Titans' No. 20-ranked DVOA pass defense than the Patriots or Ravens did.

"We didn't start the way we wanted to - we just had to keep fighting, just go one play at a time", quarterback Mahomes said. And, whatever way, we've got to find a way to win. The 49ers' top-ranked passing defense limited Aaron Rodgers to just 81 net passing yards, the fewest of his career, while he took five sacks. We are halfway through the Divisional Round, as the 49ers and Titans are headed to championship weekend.

" Mahomes is the first player in National Football League history with at least 300 pass yards, at least five pass TDs and at least 50 rush yards in a playoff game".

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"It's going to be grind, grind, grind and then he's going to bust one", Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. The most recent nightmare against them came in week ten when the Chiefs should have won, but blew the game in the final minutes to lose 35-32.

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