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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry runs to a drill during an NFL football practice Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans are scheduled to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Stopping Titans RB Derrick Henry a goal for Chiefs

Jan. 18, 2020 2:05 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first thing that most NFL defensive coordinators prioritize is stopping the run, even in this modern pass-happy era, because that tends to make the opposing offense one-dimensional and typically leads to overall success. For the Kansas City Chiefs, stopping the run in their AFC...

El quarterback de los Chiefs de Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes, festeja la victoria sobre los Texans de Houston, en el encuentro divisional de playoffs, disputado el domingo 12 de enero de 2020  (AP Foto/Charlie Riedel)

Titans, Chiefs on verge of Super Bowl, play for AFC title

Jan. 18, 2020 12:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It's an approach that has served him well during a coaching career that might someday land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Yet when his Kansas City Chiefs faced a...

Helmets for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans are displayed during a news conference for this weeks NFL conference championship football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history

Jan. 18, 2020 12:29 PM EST

Tom Brady has been synonymous with the AFC championship for the last two decades. Thirteen times he played for the Lamar Hunt Trophy and nine times he won it, besting MVP Patrick Mahomes in overtime, upending Blake Bortles in a classic comeback, denying Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers trips to the Super Bowl,...

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Bettors leaning heavily toward home teams making Super Bowl

Jan. 17, 2020 1:24 PM EST

Pro Picks is surprised. Consider that the NFC title game is a matchup of the conferences's top two seeds. The spread favors host San Francisco (14-3) over Green Bay (also 14-3) by 7 1-2 points. In the AFC, it's the sixth-seeded Titans (11-7) at No. 2 Kansas City (13-4), which would seem to be more of a mismatch....

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota looks at the scoreboard in the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Nashville, Tenn. The Tennessee Titans benched Mariota for Ryan Tannehill in mid-October after a 2-4 start. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)

Mariota helping Titans on, off field despite being benched

Jan. 16, 2020 6:05 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans benched Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill in mid-October after a 2-4 start. Finding the No. 2 pick overall from the 2015 draft isn't that hard during their amazing playoff run. Just keep an eye on the field. The Titans (11-7) have gotten Mariota into each of...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes answers a question during a news conference for this weeks AFC conference championship NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Chiefs' Mahomes still starring with big money on horizon

Jan. 16, 2020 5:22 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had just lost to the Tennessee Titans, their fourth defeat in the first 10 games of the season, and much of the optimism that surrounded the defending AFC champions had begun to evaporate amid the barbecue smoke that wafts over Arrowhead Stadium each autumn....

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates in the final moments of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Will Henry's runs or Mahomes' passes decide AFC champion?

Jan. 16, 2020 1:51 PM EST

The Titans haven't been to the Super Bowl since 2000. That's barely a blip on the football history screen: The Chiefs haven't been there since 1970. One of them is headed for the big game in Miami. Here's how they match up for the AFC championship: WHEN TENNESSEE HAS THE BALL Run. Then run again. Derrick Henry...

AFC Championship Preview Capsule

Jan. 16, 2020 11:18 AM EST

TENNESSEE (11-7) at KANSAS CITY (13-4) Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Titans 9-7-1; Chiefs 10-5-1 SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 29-24 LAST MEETING — Titans beat Chiefs 35-32, Nov. 10, 2019 LAST WEEK — Titans beat Ravens 28-12; Chiefs...

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. The Titans won 28-12. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

King Henry running wild in the postseason, carrying Titans

Jan. 16, 2020 2:34 AM EST

King Henry is running wild in the postseason. Derrick Henry has the Tennessee Titans one step away from an unlikely trip to the Super Bowl. They got this far because their running back has been unstoppable. Henry has led the Titans to a pair of upset wins on the road, becoming the first player with two games of...

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) intercepts a pass intended for Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Mathieu, Clark turn gambles by Chiefs into wise investments

Jan. 15, 2020 4:39 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu and Frank Clark were watching the AFC championship game on television a year ago, their teams knocked out of the playoffs, never thinking for a moment what the following 12 months might bring them. Or more accurately, where it might bring them. But after the Chiefs...