Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals live score updates: AFC divisional round

Ben Arthur
Nashville Tennessean
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The top-seeded Tennessee Titans (12-5) will look to secure a berth in the AFC championship game when they host the Cincinnati Bengals (11-7) in the divisional round Saturday at Nissan Stadium (3:30 p.m. CT, CBS). 

The Titans, who had a first-round bye, enter the playoffs on a three-game winning streak and winners of four of their last five games. They’ll face a Bengals’ team that won the AFC North and beat the Raiders to advance to the divisional round. 

The focus in this matchup will be at the line of scrimmage.

Led by quarterback Joe Burrow and star rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati boasts one of the NFL’s most dynamic passing attacks. But Burrow was also sacked a league-high 51 times. Tennessee has one of the top pass-rushing front fours in the NFL. Will Burrow have time to push the ball downfield to his playmakers?

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Offensively, the Titans have the fifth-ranked rushing offense. The Bengals lost this week one of their best run defenders in defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Tennessee and Cincinnati last played in Week 8 of the  2020 season, with the former falling 31-20 on the road. 

The Titans/Oilers franchise and the Bengals last met in the postseason in the 1990 AFC Wild Card, which was a 41-14 victory for Cincinnati. 

Follow along below for live updates of Titans-Bengals from Nissan Stadium: 

Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals: live score updates

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Ben Arthur covers the Tennessee Titans for The USA TODAY Network. Contact him at barthur@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter at @benyarthur.

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