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Titans must deal with unexpected after short turnaround

The Tennessee Titans play the Kansas City Chiefs at 8 p.m. ET Friday at Arrowhead Stadium. Here is a couple of things to watch for during the game:

Why watch: This is not a dress rehearsal. Ken Whisenhunt has said with the short turnaround after Sunday night’s game against the Rams that he doesn't plan to play starters into the third quarter. The Titans have taken a minimal look at the Chiefs and, in many ways, this game will be about how they react to the unexpected from a team likely to treat the game more like a preview of the regular season. That will be good for a young team that’s practiced facing as many scenarios as possible, but knows things are going to come up for which is has not prepared.

Did you know: The Titans have some familiarity with the Chiefs because they played at Arrowhead in the regular-season opener in 2014. Tennessee won 26-10 on Sept. 7 for one of only two victories all year. The Titans play against their own 3-4 all the time, so going against the Chiefs' 3-4 under defensive coordinator Bob Sutton might be a bit easier than it was against the Rams and Falcons,who utilize the 4-3. Six Titans have spent time playing for Kansas City: Running back Dexter McCluster, tight end Anthony Fasano, end Ropati Pitoitua, kicker Ryan Succop, tight end Phillip Supernaw and linebacker Andy Studebaker.