Tennessee Titans (5-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-5-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals +5.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals look to bounce back from losses as they meet Sunday in week 8 NFL action at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Tennessee Titans look for their third road win of the season to build on their 5-1 record. The Tennessee Titans have won five straight road games. Ryan Tannehill is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 1,590 yards, 15 touchdowns and two interceptions. Tannehill has nine touchdown passes in his last three games. AJ Brown and Jonnu Smith have combined for 575 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Corey Davis has 21 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 145.2 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 663 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 25.5 points and 401.8 yards per game. Jayon Brown leads the Tennessee Titans with 43 tackles, Jeffery Simmons has two sacks and Malcolm Butler has two interceptions.
The Cincinnati Bengals need a bounce back showing here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Cincinnati Bengals have lost seven of their last 10 home games. Joe Burrow is completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 2,023 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Burrow enters this game with 293 career pass attempts. Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins have combined for 927 receiving yards and five touchdowns while AJ Green has 29 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 98.9 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 428 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 27.7 points and 395.1 yards per game. Vonn Bell leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 53 tackles, Carl Lawson has 3.5 sacks and Logan Wilson has two interceptions.
The Titans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 16-33-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-0-1 in Titans last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Bengals last 5 home games. The Titans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The road team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
The Tennessee Titans showed they're a legit contender yet again last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers where they went toe-to-toe with them and should have at the very least had a shot in overtime. The Cincinnati Bengals continue to compete and fight with these teams, but they also continue to come on the losing end and that defense has been shaky at best. In fact, only the Jaguars, Chiefs, Texans and Cowboys allow more rushing yards per game than the Bengals. That's not what you want to see with Henry coming to town. We've made money on the Bengals this season in the underdog role, but this is a game where the Titans should control the trenches and bully their way to victory.
I'll take the Titans by a touchdown.