The Bengals will travel to Nashville to face the Titans, who will be trying to end their own playoff drought.
Although Tennessee made the postseason through the past three years, a win against Cincinnati will give the Titans the organization’s first playoff win at home since 2003. A win for the Bengals, on the other hand, gives Cincinnati its first playoff win on the road and advances the organization to its first AFC title game since 1988.
Quarterback Joe Burrow and rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase gave the Cincinnati offense momentum during the Bengals’ 26-19 win against the Raiders in the wild-card. Burrow completed 24 of 34 passes for 244 yards with two touchdowns and connected with Chase on nine receptions for 116 yards. The duo will be a challenge to stop for the Titans’ defense if they get into a rhythm.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill shined during the 28-25 win against the Texans in the team’s final game of the regular season and completed 23 of 32 passes for 287 yards with four touchdowns. Star running back Derrick Henry, who’s expected to make his return from a broken foot injury, could also break through give the Tennessee offense some points.
Cincinnati’s defensive line dealt with a few injuries following the win against the Raiders. After being carted off the field during the Bengals’ win against the Raiders, defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi will miss the remainder of the playoffs. Cincinnati signed defensive tackle Zach Kerr from the Cardinals’ practice squad about four days in advance of the divisional title game.
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6:17 p.m.: Burrow completes a pass to Higgins, who picks up 12 yards and gets a first down at the Tennessee 44.
6:15 p.m.: Evans returns for 31 yards and gives the Bengals a first down from their own 35.
Halftime: Bengals 9, Titans 6
5:55 p.m.: Burrow connects with Uzomah for 32 yards to end the first half. Bengals will start with possession in the second.
5:52 p.m.: Burrow completes a pass to Boyd for 10 yards and gets a first down at the Cincinnati 33.
5:50 p.m.: Tannehill scrambles left for 8 yards and falls short. Kern punts to the Cincinnati 18 with 1:02 remaining in the half.
5:47 p.m.: FIELD GOAL BENGALS. McPherson makes a 54-yard attempt and puts the Bengals back in the lead 9-6 with 1:35 remaining in the half.
5:45 p.m.: Simmons sacks Burrow for a loss of 12 yards and pushes the Bengals back to the 36.
5:40 p.m.: Higgins catches another pass from Burrow for 20 yards, but Fulton tackles him and forces a fumble. Chase quickly recovers and gives the Bengals a first down at the Tennessee 21 ahead of the two-minute warning.
5:38 p.m.: Burrow connects with Higgins, who gains 15 yards and is pushed out of bounds at the Tennessee 46.
5:35 p.m.: Uzomah catches a short pass from Burrow and picks up 6 yards for a first down at the Cincinnati 38.
5:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN TITANS. Henry rushes outside and into the end zone for 3 yards and puts Tennessee on the board. A penalty against Cincinnati gives Tennesee an opportunity for a two-point conversion, but the attempt fails and the Titans tie it up 6-6 with 6:07 remaining in the half.
5:25 p.m.: Tannehill completes a pass to Jones for 13 yards and positions the Titans at the Cincinnati 14.
5:22 p.m.: Tannehill connects with Brown on a deep pass for 41 yards and gets a first down at the Cincinnati 43.
5:19 p.m.: Bengals punt for 38 yards and Rogers returns for 4 yards. A holding penalty on the play pushes the Titans back to their own 16.
5:16 p.m.: Burrow connects with Higgins for 20 yards and gets a first down at the Cincinnati 36.
5:11 p.m.: Titans punt for 41 yards for the Bengals to start the drive at their own 12.
First Quarter: Bengals 6, Titans 0
5:08 p.m.: Tannehill connects with Jones for 13 yards and gets a first down at the Titans’ 40.
5:05 p.m.: FIELD GOAL BENGALS. McPherson makes a 45-yard attempt and puts the Bengals up 6-0 with 2:11 remaining in the first quarter.
5:03 p.m.: Autry sacks Burrow for a loss of 6 yards and pushes the Bengals back to the 34.
5:01 p.m.: Burrow connects with Chase on a short pass, and breaks free for 57 yards to get a first down at the Tennessee 30.
4:56 p.m.: Brown drops a pass from Tannehill and the Titans punt from the 39. Bengals make a fair catch at the 12.
4:51 p.m.: Jones rushes for 11 yards and gets a first down at the Cincinnati 49. Henry picks up another 8 yards on the following play.
4:48 p.m.: Rodgers makes a fair catch and muffs the punt, but an interference penalty against Cincinnati gives the Titans a first down at their own 40.
4:46 p.m.: Landry sacks Burrow for a loss of 8 yards. After completes a short pass on third down, Bengals are forced to punt.
4:44 p.m.: Bell sacks Tannehill for a loss of 7 yards and forces the Titans to punt. Bengals will start the drive at their own 31.
4:39 p.m.: FIELD GOAL BENGALS. McPherson makes a 38-yard attempt to put the Bengals on the board in the first drive of the game. Bengals lead 3-0 with 12:03 remaining in the first quarter.
4:35 p.m.: Burrow connects with Mixon, who gains 21 yards and is pushed out of bounds at the 24.
4:34 p.m.: INTERCEPTION BENGALS. Bates III picks off a pass from Tannehill on the first play of the game, and the Bengals take over at the Tennessee 42.
4:30 p.m.: Bengals win the coin toss and defer. Titans will start with possession on the kickoff.
Bengals vs. Titans start time
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 22
- Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. PT
The AFC divisional round game between the Bengals and the Titans will take place at 4:30 p.m. ET from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.
What channel is Bengals vs. Titans on today?
- TV channel (national): CBS
- TV channel (Cincinnati): WKRC-TV
- TV channel (Nashville): NewsChannel 5
- Live stream: Paramount +, fuboTV
Bengals vs. Titans will air nationally on CBS. Ian Eagle and Trent Green, who is replacing Charles Davis as he goes through COVID protocols, will call the game from the booth while Evan Washburn reports from the sidelines.
In Canada, viewers can watch Bengals vs. Titans with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.
NFL playoff schedule 2022
Saturday, Jan. 22
|Titans vs. Bengals||4:30 p.m.||CBS||fuboTV|
|Packers vs. 49ers||8:15 p.m.||Fox||fuboTV|
Sunday, Jan. 23
|Buccaneers vs. Rams||3 p.m.||NBC||fuboTV|
|Chiefs vs. Bills||6:30 p.m.||CBS||fuboTV|
Sunday, Jan. 30
|Matchup||Start time||TV channel||Live stream|
|AFC Championship Game||3:05 p.m. ET||CBS||Paramount+, fuboTV|
|NFC Championship Game||6:40 p.m. ET||Fox||Fox Sports app, fuboTV|
Super Bowl 56
Sunday, Feb. 13
|Matchup||Start time||TV channel||Live stream|
|Super Bowl 56||6:30 p.m. ET||NBC||NBC Sports app, fuboTV|