Pre-Game Thread AFC Divisional Round: Bengals @ Titans

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Jan 17, 2022.

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Who wins?

Poll closed Jan 22, 2022.
  1. Titans by 1-3

    7.1%
  2. Titans by 4-6

    16.1%
  3. Titans by 7-9

    28.6%
  4. Titans by 10-13

    19.6%
  5. Titans by 14+

    19.6%
  6. Bengals by 1-3

    3.6%
  7. Bengals by 4-6

    1.8%
  8. Bengals by 7-9

    3.6%
  9. Bengals by 10-13

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Bengals by 14+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. LANGSTER

    LANGSTER Pro Bowler

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    So Pro football talk says Henry cleared for full contact practice today! Great News!
     
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  2. Titans2004

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    Molden is such a liability in man coverage...I see us playing a good bit of zone...willing to give up the dink and dunk passes and then try to confuse Burrow with coverages once they near the red zone.

    The key is to limit the number of possessions that Burrows gets...this is done by our offense putting together time consuming drives and not giving up the quick strike TD.

    Cincy is 22nd in the league on defense in 3rd down % while the Titans are 5th....Titans also have an advantage in red zone defense and offense where the bungles are just middle of the road.

    Playing a clean game is also so important....Dallas and the Raiders beat themselves with penalties
     
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  3. Aqutis30

    Aqutis30 Do you mind - NOT being a Motaur?

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    When we get backed into the red zone, we have to figure out how to keep these Cincy weapons from being alone in the back of the end zone. Seems like that's been happening a lot to us lately.
     
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  4. rock8titans

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    LOL I thought the same thing, Cincy players were acting like they stopped the last play and won.
     
  5. Skyline

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    Hey all! Bengals fan living in Nashville checking in.

    Should be a fun game this weekend. It's an interesting matchup that basically comes down to the d-lines on both sides. Whoever can be more disruptive has a pretty good chance.

    It looks like Hendrickson will be back for Cincy, which is a big deal. Fingers crossed that our o-line can keep Simmons in check. We tend to struggle more with disruptive guys on the inside than we do with ends who are easier to gameplan for.
     
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  6. Aqutis30

    Aqutis30 Do you mind - NOT being a Motaur?

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    Right now from our perspective, the inside is definitely the weak place in the Bengals OL. Burrow seems to handle pressure form the edges pretty well.
     
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  7. Skyline

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    It's really the right side of our line that's a concern. Our center has had a rough year coming back from injury, right guard has been a steady rotation of rookies, and our RT is on IR so we are now relying on a 6th round draft pick that we got on waivers last year.

    That said, Burrow has been the most sacked QB in the NFL but seems to manage just fine all the same.

    I honestly have no feel for how this game will play out. If our offense can come out on fire and get the lead early that favors us assuming Hendrickson is able to play. If the Titans are able to disrupt our offense enough to keep Burrow from catching fire, then I think things favor TN. It's easier for you all the pound the ball repeatedly and wear down our DTs who, due to injury, won't be able to rotate and stay as fresh as they normally would..
     
  8. Fairweather Fan

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    Bengals suck. That is all...
     
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  9. Sevenfeet

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    Welcome to the forum. One of my best friends is a Cinci native (though living in Alabama now) and I guess this is the week where we trash talk each other as best we can leading up to Saturday. But my friend is a life long, long suffering "Bungles" fan so he's happier these days about his team.

    The Titans were one of the most injured teams inn the NFL...a literal M*A*S*H unit after the middle of the season. The press outside of Nashville concentrates on Henry but it was pretty bad all around. 91 players have seen the field for the Two-Tone Blue this season, the most ever by an NFL franchise. But with the team looking healthy for a change, I like our changes a lot more.

    But we've all seen Burrow light it up, first in college and now for the Bengels. Our defense, especially the secondary will have to mind it's P's and Q's to keep from getting burned. But that only happens if the D-line gets after him and if everyone is healthy and at full speed, again I like our chances.
     
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  10. TitanMark

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    Your feel should be like Bengals vs Browns 1st game this season. Thats the kind of game you should expect. It’s a matchup that doesn’t favor the Bengals.

    **** the Bengals!


    Welcome!
     
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