In a season the odds were stacked against them, the Tennessee Titans have persevered and continued to find ways to win. After securing a win in their final regular-season game against the Houston Texans, the Titans earned the top spot in the AFC. The Tennessee Titans open up as the number one seed in the AFC playoffs and will have home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
After losing All-Pro running back Derrick Henry in a week eight match against the Indianapolis Colts, the Titans' chances of clinching a playoff berth seemed slim to none. The Titans' injuries did not stop there as they set the record for most players used by one team in the regular season. Nonetheless, the Titans finished 6-3 in their remaining games without Henry and managed to gain the number one seed in the AFC playoffs.
Tennessee looks to continue their dominant play into the playoffs as they host the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, January 22. The Bengals are coming off their first playoff win in 31 years after making their first trip to the postseason since 2015. The Titans lead the all-time series 40-35-1 against the Bengals, with their last win against them being in the 2020 season in a 30-21 victory.
A win this weekend would send Tennessee to their second AFC Championship in two years and would be their first time hosting it. Tennessee's last AFC title game appearance ended in defeat against the Kansas City Chiefs in a 35-24 loss.
The kickoff will be set for 3:30 Central Time on January 22.