Game Preview: Titans Host Bengals at Nissan Stadium

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The Tennessee Titans (7-3) host the defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals (6-4) this week in a rematch of last season's divisional playoff. Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, Nov. 27.

This will be the 1,000th all-time game for the Titans franchise, including every contest in the regular season (960) and playoffs (40) since its inception in 1960.

It will also mark the 78th occasion in which the franchise has clashed with Cincinnati, dating back to 1968. In Titans/Oilers history, the only opponent the team has faced on more occasions is the Pittsburgh Steelers (80 games). The Titans lead the series with the Bengals 40-36-1, but the Bengals have taken the last two matchups.

Most recently, they met in the playoffs on Jan. 22 with a trip to the AFC title game on the line. The Bengals triumphed 19-16 after kicker Evan McPherson connected on a 52-yard field goal as time expired. The Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs the following week and would represent the AFC in Super Bowl LVI against the eventual champion Los Angeles Rams.

THE BROADCAST

The contest will be regionally televised on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. The broadcast team includes play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle, analyst Charles Davis and reporter Evan Washburn.

Fans in Nashville can stream live Titans games with the newly-launched NFL+ subscription service, which offers access to all local games and all primetime games on phones and tablets, live local and national audio for every NFL game, and more.

The Titans Radio Network and Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone carry all Titans games across the Mid-South with the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith, analyst Dave McGinnis, sideline reporter Amie Wells and gameday host Rhett Bryan.

Additionally, Sports USA will broadcast the game to a national radio audience. Play-by-play announcer Larry Kahn and analyst Stephen Gostkowski will have the call.

TITANS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS

The Titans will have extended time to prepare for the Bengals after traveling to Lambeau Field for Thursday Night Football last week. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill passed for 333 yards and two touchdowns, while the NFL's rushing leader, running back Derrick Henry (1,010 yards in 2022), had a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown. The Titans scored on their opening drive and never trailed, ultimately prevailing by a score of 27-17.

Tight end Austin Hooper was on the receiving end of two touchdown passes—a four-yarder from Henry and a 16-yarder from Tannehill. Hooper tied his career high for touchdown receptions in a game.

First-round rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks registered his first career 100-yard game, leading the team with seven receptions and 111 yards. He had a 43-yard catch in the first quarter to set up a touchdown and a 51-yard catch in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory.

The Titans won for the second consecutive week and for the seventh time in eight games. They are the NFL's only team with a 7-3 or better record over the first 10 games in each of the last three seasons.

THE BENGALS

The Bengals, who are in their fourth season under head coach Zac Taylor, are trying to defend their 2021 AFC North title. After going on the road to defeat the Steelers last week 37-30, they are in second place in the division, one game behind the 7-3 Baltimore Ravens.

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is in his third NFL season. The former No. 1 overall draft pick was the 2021 AP Comeback Player of the Year, and in 2022, he ranks third in the league in passing yards (2,890), second in touchdown passes (22) and fifth in passer rating (102.8).

Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase was the 2021 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after catching 81 passes for 1,455 yards—the best yardage total by a rookie in the Super Bowl era. He has missed the team's last three games with an injury.

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