Cincinnati Bengals surge into AFC Championship Game after statement win vs. Tennessee Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Cincinnati Bengals wanted to send a message after their dramatic playoff win Saturday over the Titans. They're not underdogs anymore. Cincinnati emphatically delivered that message with a 19-16 victory against the top-seeded Titans. Rookie Evan McPherson's 52-yard field goal as time expired sent the Bengals to their first AFC Championship Game since 1988.
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The 2021 Titans won the AFC South for a second straight year, captured more victories than any conference contender except for the Chiefs and enjoyed a first-round bye as the No. 1 seed, only to fall flat in their Saturday night playoff debut, losing 19-16 to the upstart Bengals in Tennessee. And quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the catalyst of the team's transformation to contender a few years ago, was the chief culprit of the Titans' postseason disappointment for the second time in as many years.
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Wow! That is the only way to describe a day on which both of the NFL's No. 1 seeds were eliminated from title contention. While anything can happen on any given Sunday, you do not expect the teams that secured the top seeds in a 17-week regular season to fall by the wayside before the championship round.

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Evan McPherson's veins run with ice water. As time expired, the rookie kicker booted the game-winning 52-yard field goal to send the Bengals to the AFC Championship Game. Money Mac was brilliant all day, going 4 of 4 on field goals in a tight-fought game, including two from 50-plus yards. Zac Taylor's willingness to give up two yards on the play before McPherson's game-winner underscored the team's confidence in the young kicker. The rookie made a bad third-down sack by Joe Burrow late in the first half moot by banging a 54-yarder. McPherson became the first player in NFL history to make four-plus FGs in multiple games in a single postseason. None of McPherson's boots were even in doubt off his foot, including his game-winner. In a defensive battle, McPherson's conversions were the difference in Cincy knocking off the AFC's No. 1 seed.

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The New England Patriots are eliminated from the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean the remaining games and results won’t impact the team in some way. As Saturday’s AFC Divisional game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans proved, good defense can still carry a team as the game featured some inspired defense from both sides.

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NASHVILLE – The last time that Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown and Julio Jones were on the field together was a week before Halloween, and the Tennessee Titans throttled the Kansas City Chiefs 27-3. Each contributed to that Week 7 blowout, with Henry carrying 29 times for 86 yards, Brown catching eight passes for 133 yards and a touchdown, and Jones catching two passes for 38 yards.