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Last Game between Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In Week 10 of the 2017 season, the Tennessee Titans had their second consecutive home game as they hosted the Cincinnati Bengals and won by a score of 24-20.

After forcing the Bengals to go three-and-out on Cincinnati’s opening drive, Tennessee took control of the scoreboard early with a 10-play, 84-yard scoring drive. RB DeMarco Murray rushed in his first touchdown of the day, a two-yarder to put the Titans up 7-0 early.

Tennessee Titans look to bounce back this week against the Cincinnati Bengals. (Tennessee Titans)

Tennessee Titans look to bounce back this week against the Cincinnati Bengals. (Tennessee Titans)

On the following drive, Cincinnati responded as Bengals QB Andy Dalton led his team on an eight-play, 75-yard scoring drive that resulted in Dalton passing a 37-yard touchdown to Bengals WR Brandon LaFell.

However, Bengals K Randy Bullock missed the extra point attempt as Tennessee maintained a 7-6 lead.

In the second quarter, the Titans drove their way down the field into Bengals territory. Tennessee was forced to try for a field goal, but K Ryan Succop missed the 48-yard attempt as his NFL record consecutive field goals made inside the 50 came to an end at 56.

On the Bengals following possession, OLB Brian Orakpo strip-sacked Dalton and OLB Derrick Morgan recovered the ball to give possession back to the Titans at the Cincinnati 27-yard line. The Titans capitalized by handing the ball off to Murray for his second rushing touchdown of the day, a one-yard score and a 14-6 lead.

With the Bengals driving in the second quarter, Dalton fumbled at the Tennessee 10-yard line and Morgan recovered his second fumble of the day.

However, on the next play QB Marcus Mariota threw a 20-yard interception to Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard. Cincinnati capitalized on the turnover, as Bengals RB Joe Mixon scored on a four-yard touchdown rush to even the score at 14-14.

With five seconds remaining on the clock in the first half, Mariota completed a nineyard pass to WR Eric Decker who immediately called a time out as the Titans entered field goal range. With two seconds remaining, the Titans were able to bring the field goal unit on and convert a 44-yard attempt to close out the first half on top, 17-13.

In the fourth quarter, Tennessee lost the lead it had maintained so far through the second half, as Dalton completed a 70-yard touchdown pass to Bengals WR A.J. Green for a 20-17 lead. Needing to respond quickly, Mariota led the Titans on a 12-play, 73-yard drive that resulted in a seven-yard pass to Murray on third-and-seven. Tennessee converted the extra point attempt and sealed a 24-20 home victory.

 


Box Score

Titans 24, Bengals 20
Sunday, November 12th, 2017 | 12:00pm CT | Nissan Stadium

  1 2 3 4 Final
Cincinnati 6 7 0 7 20
Tennessee 7 10 0 7 24

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