Chiefs host Tennessee in Wild Card playoff Jan. 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs now know their opponent in the opening game of the NFL playoffs, and it’s an opponent they know well.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill races for a 68-yard touchdown run during the first half of the team’s game against the Tennessee Titans Dec. 18, 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium. (Photo courtesy Chiefs PR,

The Tennessee Titans visit Arrowhead Stadium Saturday, Jan. 6 for a kickoff schedule at 3:35 p.m. central time. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN with KMBC channel 9 airing the game locally in Kansas City. The Monday Night Football crew of Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters is slated for the broadcast.

The Chiefs and Titans met last season with Tennessee coming out on top 19-17 in Week 15. Former Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop hit a 53-yard game winning field goal as time expired.

The Chiefs steamrolled the Titans 30-6 in the final preseason game of 2017, albeit both teams primarily played backup players the majority of the game.

The Titans claimed the No. 5 seed in the AFC thanks to their 15-10 win at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars and coupled with a Cincinnati victory of the Baltimore Ravens.

The Buffalo Bills, by virtue of their 22-16 win over the Miami Dolphins, claimed the No. 6 seed, knocking the Ravens out of the playoffs. The Bills will visit the No. 3 seed, the Jacksonville Jaguars, on Sunday.

The lowest-remaining seed among next weekend’s winners will visit top-seeded New England in the divisional round of the playoffs on Jan. 13 or 14.

If the Chiefs and Jaguars both win, the Chiefs will travel to New England while Jacksonville visits Pittsburgh. If the Chiefs and Bills both win, Buffalo takes on New England and the Chiefs visit the Steelers.

Tickets are available on the team’s website at Tickets now available online start at $50. All single-game playoff tickets are distributed electronically and are mobile-entry only.

Fans attending the playoff game are encouraged to pre-purchase parking passes in advance. Season ticket holders who purchased season-long parking passes can purchased pre-paid parking passes for $30. All other prepaid parking passes are $40 plus processing fees. Parking on game days will $60 cash at the tollgates.


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