Cincinnati @ Tennessee
Regular Season Records: Cincinnati 10-7; Tennessee 12-5
What to Know
The Tennessee Titans earned an extra week of rest but are now set to enter the postseason fray. They will battle the Cincinnati Bengals for a spot in the playoff semifinals at 4:30 p.m. ET Jan. 22 at Nissan Stadium. The Titans have the odds in their favor, so they'll need to guard against complacency.
Tennessee sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 28-25 win over the Houston Texans two weeks ago. Tennessee QB Ryan Tannehill was slinging it as he passed for four TDs and 287 yards on 32 attempts.
Meanwhile, Cincinnati and the Las Vegas Raiders couldn't both get into the second round of the playoffs, and it was Cincinnati who made the cut. Cincinnati beat Las Vegas 26-19 last week. The squad ran away with 20 points in the first half and mostly just sat on those in the second to pick up the victory. The Bengals' success was spearheaded by the efforts of QB Joe Burrow, who passed for two TDs and 244 yards on 34 attempts, and WR Ja'Marr Chase, who caught nine passes for 116 yards. Burrow ended up with a passer rating of 150.30.
Most of the squad's points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed 14. K Evan McPherson delivered a perfect 4-for-4 game.
The Titans came up short against Cincinnati when the two teams previously met in November of 2020, falling 31-20. Maybe Tennessee will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Nissan Stadium -- Nashville, Tennessee
- TV: CBS
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Titans are a 3.5-point favorite against the Bengals, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Titans as a 3-point favorite.
Tennessee and Cincinnati both have one win in their last two games.
- Nov 01, 2020 - Cincinnati 31 vs. Tennessee 20
- Nov 12, 2017 - Tennessee 24 vs. Cincinnati 20