1. Tennessee Titans pass rush must get home
There is no bigger mismatch in this game than the Tennessee Titans defensive front playing against the Cincinnati Bengals offensive line.
When you think of the Titans front four — Harold Landry, Jeffery Simmons, Denico Autry, and Bud Dupree — there is not a guy who does not scare you. Contrast that to the Bengals, whose offensive line has given up the third-most sacks in the league at 55.
Interesting note, the Cincinnati Bengals are really lucky that Joe Burrow made it to the postseason healthy. It can be touch and go following an ACL tear and that offensive line allowed Burrow to be sacked 51 times, more than any other quarterback in the league (the other offensive lines that allowed more sacks distributed those sacks to multiple quarterbacks either because of injury or benching).
It is easy to see just how much that could benefit the Titans. In order to win this game, they will need to take advantage of that mismatch. Keep an eye on the right tackle and right guard for the Bengals who were a catastrophe on four legs against the Las Vegas Raiders last week.