KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Tennessee Titans' 26-10 victory over the Chiefs:
Stopping Charles: Defensive coordinator Ray Horton said Thursday if the Titans could hold Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles under 100 yards rushing, it would be a victory within the game.
The Titans did a lot better than that, limiting Charles to 19 yards on seven carries and 15 yards on four catches.
Tennessee rendered one of the NFL’s most dangerous dual threat backs virtually harmless.
“He’s their horse, he’s their game-breaker and by having a good game plan, by being able to contain him, it forced them to have to win the game with their other options,” Titans third safety George Wilson said. “We just liked our chances in those matchups and we took advantage of those opportunities today.”
MRI for Zach Brown: The Titans' starting inside linebacker left early with a shoulder injury and will have an MRI in Nashville on Monday, coach Ken Whisenhunt said. Zaviar Gooden played the rest of the way and was credited with four tackles, one for a loss.
Odd emotions: Kicker Ryan Succop hit 4 of 4 field goal attempts for the Titans against the team he played for in his first five years in the NFL. The kid that beat him out in Kansas City, Cairo Santos, hit a 35-yarder and missed a 48-yarder that clanged off the left upright. Succup said it was hard to watch Santos miss as he's rooting for him, but wanting a win for his new team tugged at him harder. He called it a weird situation.