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A Titanic 10: Test your Chiefs/Tennessee knowledge


1. Tennessee’s leading quarterback and running back from 2013 are both gone. Who were they?

2. Name the former Chiefs third-round draft pick (1994) who’s now the Titans’ VP of player personnel.

3. Besides the guy who’s the anser to No. 2, can you name three ex-Chiefs on the Tennessee roster?

4. The Chiefs have one former Titan on their roster. Who is it?

5. Sylvester Croom, the Titans’ running backs coach, holds a huge career distinction. What is it?

6. The late K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr., patriarch of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans franchise, founded the American Football League in 1960 with the late Lamar Hunt. Where did Adams attend college?

7. True or false: The Chiefs once scored 59 points in a season opener.

8. True or false II: Despite their 11-5 record to the Titans’ 7-9, the Chiefs last season ranked less than a yard head of Tennessee in average offensive yards per game.

9. First-year Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt has mentored two quarterbacks to Super Bowls. Can you name them?

10. Who is the Chiefs’ and Titans’ “shared” Hall of Famer?


1. Ryan Fitzpatrick, now with the Texans, and Chris Johnson, now with the Jets.

2. Lake Dawson, former wide receiver with the Chiefs from 1994-97.

3. Placekicker Ryan Succop (in KC 2009-13; signed Monday by the Titans), running back Jackie Battle (in KC 2007-11); running back Dexter McCluster (2010-13); defensive end Ropati Pitoitua (2012); safety Bernard Pollard (2006-08); special teams assistant coach Steve Hoffman (2009-11 as Chiefs’ special teams coach).

4. Wide receiver Donnie Avery, who played for Tennessee in 2011.

5. Croom was the first black head coach in the SEC, leading Mississippi State from 2004-08.

6. Adams studied at Kansas, where he lettered in rugby and football for the Jayhawks.

7. True … and it happened against the perfect opponent. The Chiefs, 28-26 all-time in season openers, hung 59 on the Denver Broncos (59-7) in the 1963 opener, the Chiefs’ first game after their big move from Dallas to KC.

8. Also true. The Chiefs averaged 337.3 yards per game (or 21st in the NFL) in 2013; the Titans averaged 336.9 (22nd).

9. Ben Roethlisberger (Whisenhunt was Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator when the Steelers won Super Bowl XL) and Kurt Warner (he was Arizona’s head coach for the Cardinals’ loss to Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLIII).

10. Curley Culp, NFL defensive lineman from 1968 (when he was drafted by the Chiefs), played for KC from 1968-74, the Oilers (who later became the Titans) from 1974-80, and the Detroit Lions in 1980-81. He was inducted into Canton last year.