The Tennessee Titans missing wide receiver A.J. Brown finally showed up in a 20-17 loss in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs. Tennessee had a 17-9 lead in the fourth quarter over Kansas City and lost.
The Titans had some key mental lapses against Patrick Mahomes with his legs on a 3rd-and-17 and the game-tying touchdown and 2-point conversion with under three minutes to go remaining in regulation. On one of the two-point conversation attempts, it appeared as if Travis Kelce ripped off a Tennessee Titans defensive back's helmet, but they called a holding on Tennessee which seemed fairly questionable.
However, there are critics out there going to say, Malik Willis, a rookie quarterback who started for the second consecutive game for the Tennessee Titans because of a Ryan Tannehill injury was not very good in this football game.
Well, that is true by looking at the stat sheet passing-wise by only completing 5-of-16 passes for 80 yards passing. He also rushed for 40 yards on eight carries. However, his balls looked a lot better from watching the first game to the second game. One of the things the Tennessee Titans miss no matter if it is Tannehill or Willis is wide receiver, A.J. Brown.
No wide receivers had a single catch for Tennessee against the Kansas City Chiefs. They had 2-3 massive drops in the second half. This was the first time this season it showed that the Tennessee Titans missed A.J. Brown badly and they would have won this football game if they had him.
A.J. Brown was tweeting during the game about the Tennessee Titans' wide receivers not getting open.
This was one of the tweets that he posted on his Twitter account last night:
A.J. Brown this season with the Philadelphia Eagles so far this season has caught 43 passes for 718 yards receiving and six touchdowns.
The Tennessee Titans wide receivers overall have caught 51 passes for 658 yards receiving and have only one receiving touchdown all season long. Some of the receivers on this roster are Robert Woods, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, and Kyle Phillips.
Rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks has been on injured reserve for the past few weeks. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans out of Arkansas after they traded A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles.
It was a massive mistake by general manager Jon Robinson and he should have just paid him whatever he wanted because the NFL is a wide receiver-friendly league. The Tennessee Titans weren't the only team that made mistakes with that. The Green Bay Packers made a mistake by trading Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs made a mistake by trading Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins.
A.J. Brown wanted to stay with Tennessee badly, but there seemed to be mismanagement along the way from the get-go. The Tennessee Titans face the Philadelphia Eagles (8-0) on the road later in the season on Sunday, December 4th, at Lincoln Finical Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General manager Jon Robinson is going to need to draft more wide receivers with his first three picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. This is not cutting it for them right now. The hope for Tennessee for at least this season without A.J. Brown is to get Treylon Burks back healthy and possibly sign wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
The Tennessee Titans fanbase knows they should have kept A.J. Brown. Brown would have been a difference maker for them still. This is probably one of the worst receiving cores in the NFL despite their first-place start in the AFC South. That is thanks to running back Derrick Henry, who is still one of the best runners of the football in the entire NFL. Henry rushed for 115 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns.
Rookie tight end Chiogoziem Okonkwo was Tennessee's leading receiver in this football game with one reception for 48 yards receiving. That play came on a screenplay and it was the Titans first play from scrimmage in the football game as well.
Also, the fact that this is the case is the final straw of the Tennessee Titans' missing wide receiver A.J. Brown.
The Kansas City Chiefs (6-2) next football game will be at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) next Sunday 11/13.
The Tennessee Titans (5-3) next football game will be at home against the Denver Broncos (3-5) next Sunday 11/13.