Titans QB Tannehill out vs. Chiefs; Willis to start

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Titans QB Ryan Tannehill was ruled out Sunday against the Chiefs because of an ankle injury that also kept him out of last week's game.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill out vs. Chiefs; Malik Willis to start 6:52 PM ET Turron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney University KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Tennessee Titans will be without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill on Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs . Tannehill was listed as questionable due to an ankle injury but was unable to play after testing the ankle during pregame warmups. Leading up to Sunday, Tannehill practiced on Wednesday and Friday with his right ankle heavily taped. But he missed practice on Thursday. Tannehill had previously made 49 consecutive starts for Tennessee, a franchise record for quarterbacks before missing last week's game against the Houston Texans . Tennessee will turn to rookie quarterback Malik Willis to start. Willis will make his second consecutive start. In his first career start last week, Willis went 6-of-10 for 55 yards with one interception and no touchdowns in a 17-10 win over the Houston Texans. "It's a great football environment," Willis said on Friday of Kansas City. "They'll have 80,000 people yelling at us. That's what you play for. They have a really good defense. We just have to go out there and execute the offense." The Titans used the standard game-day elevation from the practice squad for quarterback Logan Woodside on Saturday. Woodside will serve as Tennessee's backup quarterback.