The wide receiver issue killed the Titans in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – They were hardly targeted, which was not that far outside of expectations.

The Titans are as far from wide receiver-reliant as a 2020 NFL team can be. And when their moments came, they showed just what you get in exchange for such de-emphasis.

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Their failures felt like an awakening, or at least an admission.

It started with a pregame quote to ESPN’s Ed Werder in a Saturday phone call, carried into a game in which they caught zero passes -- missing two monstrous chances -- and continued in the postgame conversation after a 20-17 overtime loss to the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

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