The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Tennessee Titans this weekend in Nashville. It’s a familiar spot for the Bengals as they beat the No. 1 seeded Titans with a last-second field goal at this stadium last year.
These teams are at this point on the same path as last season. Cincinnati is battling the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC North, or at least a wild card spot. They look like they’re warming up after a slow start to end the season, which is dangerous. The Titans are one of four teams sitting at (7-3) and — playing in the AFC South, which has proven none of the other three teams pose much of a challenge for Tennessee — they could very well do with this one No. Again 1 seed.
Quarterback Joe Burrow’s play without wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase in the last three games was notable. He methodically moved the ball around the field when many assumed he would struggle. That offense in general has buzzed its last two games after a miserable prime-time performance against the Browns. The defense was amazing again in the second half. It’s a beautiful formula that propelled her to a Super Bowl run last season.
The Bengals’ defense has to focus primarily on Derrick Henry letting the ball run. Defensive tackle DJ Reader famously objected to so many pundits declaring Henry’s return doomed Cincinnati in the playoffs, and for the Bengals to win again, Reader needs to play just as well and plug up the middle of that offensive line.
Appointment time: November 27, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee
Series leader: The Titans lead the all-time streak 40-34-1
strand: The Bengals have won three of their last four meetings
Coach vs Opponent: Zac Taylor: (2-0). Mike Vrabel (0-2)
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on CBS-TV. In the Bengals’ home region, it is broadcast on WKRC-TV (ch. 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (ch. 7) in Dayton, and on WKYT-TV (ch. 27) in Lexington.
Channel: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst) and Evan Washburn (sideline reporter).
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Radio broadcast: The game will be broadcast on the Bengals Radio Network, which is owned by Cincinnati’s flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (1530), and WEBN-FM (102.7).
Channel: Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).
SB Nation Tennessee Titans website: Music City Wonders
rosters: cin | TEN
knowing statistics: cin | TEN
Weather: Mostly cloudy in the low 50s with a 0% chance of precipitation, per NFL weather.
Opportunities: The Bengals are 1.5 point favorites via DraftKings Sportsbook.