It's Halftime: What's Happened so Far in Titans-Bengals


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans lead the Bengals 17-13 at halftime here at Nissan Stadium.

A look at what's happened so far:

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 15-of-21 passes for 147 yards in the first half.

After the Titans defensed forced a three-and-out on the game's opening drive, the offense went to work.

The Titans put together a 10-play, 75-yard drive on their first drive, capping it off with a two-yard touchdown run by running back DeMarco Murray.

It was an impressive start for the Titans, who picked up 28 yards on a Mariota run, and a pair of 20-yard catches from receivers Rishard Matthews and Taywan Taylor along the way.

But the Bengals answered back, making it 7-6 on a 37-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Andy Dalton to receiver Brandon Lafell.

The Titans defense made a big play -- and set up another score -- in the second quarter.

Brian Orakpo sacked Dalton, and linebacker Derrick Morgan dove on the loose ball at the Cincinnati 27-yard line.

Murray scored on a one-yard run to cap off a 5-play, 27-yard drive, and it gave the Titans a 14-6 lead. Earlier, the Titans missed a golden opportunity to score, as Matthews dropped a would-be touchdown and kicker Ryan Succop missed a 48-yard field goal.

The Bengals cut the lead to 14-13 with 1:42 left before halftime on a three-yard run by Joe Mixon, which was set up by a Mariota interception.

A 44-yard field goal by Succop on the final play of the half gave the Titans a 17-13 lead at the half.

The Tennessee Titans take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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