Titans visit Chiefs as NFL playoffs begin

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Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass to himself in the Titans' playoff game against Kansas City.

Marcus Mariota sparked the comeback by getting Tennessee its first touchdown after catching his own deflected pass in the third quarter to reduce the deficit to 21-10. There was also the rumor that RB DeMarco Murray will likely not be back this season, and that Derrick Henry is seen as the featured back going into the future.

The officials gave the ball back to the Titans and this time they ran out the clock.

Mariota, whose pass was batted by Darrelle Revis, snagged the ball and dove into the end zone, capping a 15-play, 91-yard drive that lasted 8½ minutes.

The Chiefs' strong secondary, led by cornerback Marcus Peters, should be licking its chops at the prospect of Mariota throwing the ball.

Check here for injury reports for all the postseason games.

The Bills visit the Jaguars and the Panthers visit the Saints on Sunday, and the outcome of those games will determine whom the winners on Saturday will face next week.

The Chiefs, who won their final four games of the regular season to clinch their second straight AFC West title, took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 1-yard run by National Football League rushing champ Kareem Hunt. The Chiefs finished the drive with a touchdown. The defense forced a stop, and kicker Harrison Butker hit the right upright on a 48-yard field goal attempt.

"Honestly we just didn't come out ready to play in the second half, that's what I'd say", Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt said.

The Chiefs' suffered a blow when Kelce suffered a concussion late in the first half on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Titans safety Johnathan Cyprien. The crowd went wild as fireworks popped over Arrowhead Stadium - until replays showed that Henry was down.

It's easy to connect the dots, given Titans general manager Jon Robinson's long history in the Patriots organization, and McDaniels' experience working with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. But the play was blown dead by the officials, so even though Justin Houston picked up the fumble, the Titans got a chance to kick a field goal.

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