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Bengals shock Titans in 2022 playoffs with McPherson’s game-winning FG

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Cincinnati Bengals shocked the top-seeded Tennessee Titans on Saturday afternoon. The Bengals won 19-16 over the Titans at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

With the win, the Bengals will play either the Buffalo Bills or the Kansas City Chiefs. The AFC Conference Championship game will be next Sunday.

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon high steps into the end zone as he scores a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans
Joe Mixon high steps into the end zone as he scores a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans (Photo by the Cincinnati Bengals/Instagram)

Cincinnati will learn their opponent on Sunday. The Bills play the Chiefs at 6:30 pm EST at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Bengals have advanced to their first AFC Conference Championship game since the 1988 season. The Bengals defeated the Bills 21-10 on Jan. 8, 1989, at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Titans have been eliminated from the playoffs. They are the fifth No. 1 seed to be eliminated in the Divisional Round since the 2011 season.

Rookie Bengals kicker Evan McPherson made a 52-yard field goal as time expired.

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow went 28 of 37 for 348 yards. He threw one interception.

Joe Mixon had 14 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown. Ja’Marr Chase had five receptions for 109 yards.

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill went 15 of 24 for 220 yards. He threw one touchdown pass and three interceptions.

D’Onta Foreman had four carries for 66 yards. A.J. Brown had five receptions for 142 yards and a touchdown.

Both teams scored 10 points in the second half. Mixon scored on a 16-yard rushing touchdown.

McPherson made the aforementioned 52-yard field goal.

Titans’ Tannehill hit Brown for a 33-yard touchdown reception. Randy Bullock made a 34-yard field goal.

Bengals led 9-6 at halftime. McPherson made three field goals.

Derrick Henry — who made his return to the field after missing several weeks with an injury — scored a three-yard rushing touchdown. The two-point conversion attempt failed.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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