Reid has professed his admiration for Smith countless times over the years, and he was in favor of the trade that brought him to Kansas City from San Francisco.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson (12) can not catch a pass against Tennessee Titans strong safety Johnathan Cyprien (37) during the fourth quarter in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium on Sat., Jan. 6, 2018. Coach Mike Mularkey said Henry went the wrong way on the play.
"Grit. It's just grit", Henry said of the hard-fought comeback. Henry ran for 156 yards on 23 carries, including a 35-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
RECORD RALLY: Only two other road teams have rallied from at least 18 down to win a playoff game in National Football League history. Eddie George did it twice, Earl Campbell once.
In the third quarter, Chiefs cornerback Keith Reaser recovered Jackson's muff at the Titans 28. The Titans were able to turn the game around and beat the Chiefs 22-21. He had five rushes for 52 yards before three kneel-downs. He was part of the game's biggest play on offense when he caught a screen pass from quarterback Marcus Mariota and raced 66 yards for a touchdown.
"He can run. He can pass". "He can catch, too".
"It's not going so well right now, but we're still hopeful", said Vandiver. The threat of more designed quarterback runs from Mariota, whether it actually comes to fruition or not, should boost the overall productivity of Tennessee's running game against the Chiefs.More news: Raiders report card: Last marks for Jack Del Rio and Co
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That is because, on the Titans' game-winning play, where Derrick Henry managed to break free for an all important first down, Revis potentially had the chance to stop the running back - and didn't. The last was by the Patriots in Super Bowl LI, which also had a 21-3 halftime score.
Derrick Henry came down hard on himself on Wednesday - he called himself "soft". The Titans were paper tigers this season.
This one was at Arrowhead and with a team seemingly built to go deep in the playoffs.
The game victor came when Mariota delivered a golden rope to Eric Decker on a skinny post for the go-ahead 22-yard touchdown. Any guesses on who they were playing? "I know those guys are hurting", Reid said. "Through the ups, the downs, the energy it doesn't change".
Kansas City moved the ball to the Tennessee 44-yard line, but Smith sailed a pass by receiver Albert Wilson with 2:09 left in the game, preventing a field goal try by Butker for the win.
Smith led the Chiefs into Titans territory but on fourth down with a little over two minutes left, but a long pass was broken up by Cyprien.
The Titans will find out Sunday whether they are headed to New England or Pittsburgh for the next game.