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Tennessee Titans Game Preview: at Cincinnati Bengals

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The Tennessee Titans are coming off a tough loss to the Dallas Cowboys in week two. They come into week three of the 2014 NFL with a 1-1 record, and are one game behind the Houston Texans in the AFC South. All eyes are on Titans’ quarterback, Jake Locker. Can he make a turn around from last Sunday’s performance? Locker may have thrown for 234 yards and a touchdown pass against the Cowboys, but it was the two interceptions that left a sting on the loss.

In the loss to Dallas, Titans’ cornerback Jason McCourty suffered a groin injury that pulled him out of the game. McCourty has spent much of this week seeing limited time in practice due to the injury. Dexter McCluster  (foot) and Wesley Woodyard (ankle) have also missed some time during practice this week due to their injuries. However, on Thursday it looked as though McCluster was back to full-participation in practice.

The Cincinnati Bengals are coming into Sunday’s game 2-0 after a 24-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons in week two. Andy Dalton led his Bengal offense with 252 passing yards and one touchdown pass in the win over the Falcons. The Bengals matched the club record with their 10th straight home victory in the regular season.

Game Information

TENNESSEE TITANS (1-1) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-0)
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Kickoff Time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
Capacity: 65,535
Surface: Synthetic Turf
TV Broadcast: CBS and DIRECTV Channel 706
Radio Coverage: Sirius 136
Twitter Updates: @Titan_Sized
Buy Tickets: TicketMonster.com

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Tennessee Titans Injuries

Last updated: September 19, 2014

PlayerStatusInjuryComment
Zach BrownInjured Reserveshoulderis on injured reserve
Colin McCarthyInjured Reserveshoulderis on injured reserve
Josh StewartInjured ReserveAchillesis on injured reserve
Gabe IkardInjured Reservekneeis on injured reserve
Eric WardInjured Reserveundisclosedis on injured reserve
Wesley WoodyardQuestionableankleis questionable for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati
Jason McCourtyQuestionablegroinis questionable for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati
Charlie WhitehurstQuestionablefingeris questionable for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati
Dexter McClusterProbablefootis probable for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bengals Injury Report

Last updated: September 19, 2014

PlayerStatusInjuryComment
Alex SmithInjured Reservebicepsis on injured reserve
J.K. SchafferInjured Reserveconcussionis on injured reserve
Trey HopkinsInjured Reservefibulais on injured reserve
Tyler EifertInjured Reserveelbowis on injured reserve/designated for return
A.J. McCarronOutshoulderis on the non-football injury list
Rex BurkheadOutkneeis expected to miss one month
Marvin JonesOutfootis out indefinitely
Shawn WilliamsQuestionablegroinis questionable for Sunday’s game against Tennessee
Mike PollakQuestionablekneeis questionable for Sunday’s game against Tennessee
Kevin ZeitlerQuestionablecalfis questionable for Sunday’s game against Tennessee
Sean PorterQuestionablehamstringis questionable for Sunday’s game against Tennessee
Andrew WhitworthQuestionablekneeis questionable for Sunday’s game against Tennessee
Vontaze BurfictQuestionableneckis questionable for Sunday’s game against Tennessee
Brandon ThompsonQuestionablekneeis questionable for Sunday’s game against Tennessee
A.J. GreenProbabletoeis probable for Sunday’s game against Tennessee
Chris Lewis-HarrisProbabletwo-game suspension servedis probable for Sunday’s game against Tennessee

The Breakdown

If there is any advantage the Tennessee Titans have in this upcoming matchup against Cincinnati is that they have the pass defense in the league. This is an opportunity for the Titans to shutdown the high-power offense of the Bengals.

It will be up to Jake Locker to control the offense and put points on the board early for the Titans. Dexter McCluster should return to balance out the run game for the Titans. All eyes will be on whether Jason McCourty will return to action on Sunday. The defense will suffer depth without him.

Yet, the biggest challenge for the Titans will be stopping Andy Dalton and Giovani Bernard. Those two should be the Titans’ defense main focus, and if they can’t be stopped there won’t be much of a chance for the Titans to pull off a win.

Predicted Score: Tennessee 17, Cincinnati 27