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NFL Week 4 Game Recap: Tennessee Titans 27, Cincinnati Bengals 3

2RYK3YW Tennessee tight end Josh Whyle (81) catches a pass from running back Derrick Henry for touchdown during their NFL football game against Cincinnati Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The Tennessee Titans had a much better game plan to deal with a limited Joe Burrow than the Rams did a week ago, and it helped them cruise to a comfortable 27-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4.

Offensive spotlight: After being out-snapped by rookie Tyjae Spears at times this season, Derrick Henry was back to being a much bigger piece of the Titans' offense, showing he is still well able to dominate on the ground. Henry had 122 rushing yards on 22 carries, with 96 of them coming after contact. He broke nine tackles with the ball in his hands and had seven rushing first downs.

Defensive spotlight: It was a team performance from the Titans' defense, but perhaps the most notable standout was linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair. He was sent on the blitz six times as part of the team’s plan of attack against Joe Burrow, notching a hit and seeing another play negated by a roughing the passer call after he went a little too high with his contact. In coverage, Al-Shaair allowed just two catches for nine yards.

Rookie spotlight: Bengals cornerback DJ Turner was targeted three times, none of which resulted in catches by Titans receivers. He played 33 snaps overall as the third cornerback along with Chidobe Awuzie and Cam Taylor-Britt.

Box Score

Passing
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Joe Burrow 5.7 20 / 30 165 5.5 0 0 17 3 80.6
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Derrick Henry 27.38 1 / 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 118.8
Ryan Tannehill 13.7 18 / 25 240 9.6 1 1 44 3 98.8
Rushing
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Joe Mixon 8.6 14 67 4.8 0 13 0
Joe Burrow 5.7 3 1 0.3 0 1 1
Trayveon Williams 0.4 1 4 4 0 4 0
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Derrick Henry 27.38 22 122 5.5 1 29 0
Ryan Tannehill 13.7 6 11 1.8 0 7 0
Tyjae Spears 8.8 5 40 8 0 22 0
Receiving
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
Ja'Marr Chase 14.3 9 7 73 8.1 10.4 0 17
Joe Mixon 8.6 1 1 9 9 9 0 9
Tyler Boyd 6.6 7 4 26 3.7 6.5 0 9
Tee Higgins 3.9 4 2 19 4.8 9.5 0 10
Tanner Hudson 3.8 2 2 18 9 9 0 12
Trenton Irwin 2.7 1 1 17 17 17 0 17
Mitchell Wilcox 1.7 1 1 7 7 7 0 7
Drew Sample 0.9 1 1 -1 -1 -1 0 -1
Chase Brown 0.7 1 1 -3 -3 -3 0 -3
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
Derrick Henry 27.38 1 1 11 11 11 0 11
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 16.1 6 5 51 8.5 10.2 1 22
Josh Whyle 10.6 2 2 26 13 13 1 24
DeAndre Hopkins 10.3 6 4 63 10.5 15.8 0 38
Tyjae Spears 8.8 4 3 18 4.5 6 0 9
Chigoziem Okonkwo 5.9 3 3 29 9.7 9.7 0 13
Chris Moore 5.4 3 1 44 14.7 44 0 44
Colton Dowell 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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