10 Tennessee Titans-Cincinnati Bengals predictions: Revenge game or not, Titans grind out another win

The Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals face off in an AFC Divisional Playoff rematch on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

Tennessee has won seven of eight games following an 0-2 start. Cincinnati has won four of five games after a 2-3 start.

The Bengals could be without both Joe Mixon (concussion, out) and Ja'Marr Chase (hip, questionable), both battling injuries. And while Cincinnati hoped it could protect Joe Burrow at a better clip, the Bengals offensive line is among the league leaders in sacks allowed (34 sacks given up, 4th most in the league) again in 2022.

What does all that mean heading into Sunday? Let's talk about it.

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Here are our experts' picks for Sunday's game:

Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals score predictions

Nick Suss, Titans beat reporter

Titans 28, Bengals 23

The Titans' defense generates a couple of turnovers and keeps Burrow under pressure, Tannehill has another above-average game and Henry's wears down the Bengals' defense just enough for the Titans to make up for last year's playoff loss with a regular season win.

Gentry Estes, columnist

Titans 24, Bengals 19

The Titans do not want to talk about last season’s playoff game, but you have to believe this one has been circled for a while.

Mike Organ, sports reporter

Titans 23, Bengals 19

Titans avenge last season's playoff loss — if Ryan Tannehill can avoid thrown picks.

George Robinson, sports reporter

Bengals 28, Titans 20

Injuries have depleted the Titans defense but Tennessee can still steal wins like this. But if Bengals QB Joe Burrow gets his favorite target, Ja'Marr Chase, back from a hip injury that has kept Chase out the last three games, this could be a long Sunday for the Titans.

Aria Gerson, Vanderbilt sports reporter

Titans 21, Bengals 17

The Titans have found their groove again while the Bengals have been plagued with injuries. Once again, Tennessee wins thanks to its strong defense.

Drake Hills, Nashville SC reporter

Titans 27, Bengals 20

Finally, a foe with an injury report as long as that of these Tennessee Titans. Derrick Henry will keep rolling and Treylon Burks will take another step in the positive direction on Sunday against the Bengals. Titans defensive will give up a ton of yards, then shut it down in the red zone.

Nick Gray, trending sports reporter

Titans 24, Bengals 21

This game has to matter to Ryan Tannehill more than the average one — remember his comments earlier this year about the impact that last season's playoff loss had on him? But it's the Titans defense that rules the day, Joe Burrow may not be sacked nine times again, but he will be hit a lot.

Chris Thomas, USA TODAY Network South Region sports director

Titans 28, Bengals 24

Think Ryan Tannehill will be motivated Sunday? The Titans quarterback has had this game circled since last season’s playoff debacle. Ja’Marr Chase on the injury report will stunt the explosive Bengals.

Tom Kreager, high school sports editor

Bengals 31, Titans 21

Tee Higgins and the Bengals are still better than the Titans.

Tommy Deas, South Region SEC Enterprise Editor/Cross-Team Leader

Titans 23, Bengals 20

How do the Titans keep winning? It’s seldom pretty but this defense is underrated and the battering-ram offense built around Derrick Henry is an effective tool to keep the high-powered Bengals offense on the sideline.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Tennessee Titans score predictions: Cincinnati Bengals Week 12 game