The Bengals escaped Tennessee with a win against the Titans and will advance to the team’s first conference title game since 1988.
The 19-16 win on the road also marks the Bengals’ first playoff win on the road in the organization’s history. Both quarterbacks threw a combined total of four interceptions, and a pick off a pass from Ryan Tannehill gave the Bengals a field goal opportunity that cost the Titans the game.
Quarterback Joe Burrow completed 28 of 37 passes for 348 yards with an interception, but the Titans made several third-down stops that limited the Bengals’ scoring chances. Rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase led with five receptions for 109 yards. His performance set a record as becoming the first rookie to record over 100 receiving yards in the playoffs. Running back Joe Mixon led the Bengals with 14 carries for 54 yards and scored Cincinnati’s only touchdown of the night.
On the other hand, quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw three interceptions that cost multiple scoring chances for the Titans. He completed 14 of 24 passes for 220 yards with a score. He set the stage on the first play of the game and threw an interception that allowed the Bengals to score a field goal in the first three minutes. However, he connected with wide receiver A.J. Brown on five catches for 142 yards and scored a touchdown in the second quarter.
With the win in the divisional round of the playoffs, the Bengals will advance to the team’s first AFC championship game in 34 years. The team will travel on the road to face the winner of the Chiefs vs. Bills game, which will be determined on Sunday night in Kansas City.
Bengals vs. Titans score
Bengals vs. Titans live score, updates from NFL playoffs
All times Eastern.
Final: Bengals 19, Titans 16
7:31 p.m.: FIELD GOAL BENGALS. McPherson makes a 52-yard attempt that gives the Bengals the last-minute victory.
7:28 p.m.: Burrow connects with Chase on a pass for 19 yards, and goes out of bounds at the Tennessee 34.
7:26 p.m.: INTERCEPTION BENGALS. Wilson picks off a pass from Tannehill and gives the Bengals a first down at the Cincinnati 47.
7:21 p.m.: Tannehill completes a pass to Jones for 16 yards and gives the Titans a first down at their own 35.
7:18 p.m.: Simmons sacks Burrow for a loss of 10 yards and forces the Bengals to punt. Rogers makes a fair catch for the Titans to start their drive at their own 16.
7:14 p.m.: Burrow connects with Uzomah for 7 yards and gives the Bengals a first down at midfield.
7:12 p.m.: Landry and Peko sack Burrow for a loss of 7 yards on the first play of the drive.
7:11 p.m.: Henry is stopped by Wilson and Bailey for a loss of two yards and the Bengals will take over from their own 35.
7:06 p.m.: Tannehill connects with Brown on a deep pass for 20 yards to give the Titans a first down at the Cincinnati 44.
7:03 p.m.: Dupree sacks Burrow for a loss of 16 yards on third down and forces the Bengals to punt. Titans will start the drive from their own 17.
6:58 p.m.: Chase catches a short pass from Burrow and picks up 21 yards to give the Bengals a first down at the 39.
Third Quarter: Bengals 16, Titans 16
6:52 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN TITANS. Tannehill connects with Brown on a deep pass for 33 yards and ties it up in Tennessee. Titans tied it up 16-16 with 15 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
6:47 p.m.: INTERCEPTION TITANS. Hooker picks off a pass from Burrow and returns for 15 yards, allowing the Titans to take over at the Cincinnati 27. After official review, the play was upheld.
6:45 p.m.: Evans returns the kick for 32 yards and gives the Bengals a first down at their own 40.
6:43 p.m.: FIELD GOAL TITANS. Bullock makes a 34-yard field goal and cuts the deficit in Tennessee. Bengals lead 16-9 with 1:36 remaining in the third quarter.
6:39 p.m.: Tannehill completes a deep pass to Brown for 40 yards and the Titans get a first down at the Cincinnati 22.
6:36 p.m.: Burrow throws an incomplete pass on third down and the Bengals are forced to punt. Titans start the drive at their own 28.
6:29 p.m.: INTERCEPTION BENGALS. Hilton pucks off a pass from Tannehill and rushes for 19 yards to give the Bengals a first down at their own 39.
6:27 p.m.: Foreman breaks free and rushes for 45 yards and puts the Titans in the red zone at the Cincinnati 9.
6:20 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BENGALS. Mixon rushes 16 yards for the score and keeps the Bengals in the lead. Cincinnati leads 16-6 with 9:34 remaining in the third quarter.
6:18 p.m.: Simmons records another sack on Burrow for a loss of 6 yards.
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|