We open this weeks prognostication with a battle against the Tennessee Titans. We hated them when they were the Oilers and now we tolerate them because they are harmless.
The day begins in all its 8 bit glory, the sun is shining and the turf is as green as possible. The Titans elect to receive and the game is underway. Out of the gate the Titans are able to move the ball through the air and Jake Locker has no trouble finding Kenny Britt for a touchdown. The Bengals are down 7 - 0 on the first drive.
The Bengals find a way to answer. On a long pass from Andy Dalton, A.J. Green is open in the end-zone and just like that it is an even score.
The Titans find some success moving the ball with Shonn Greene and Chris Johnson.
Michael Johnson says enough is enough and on back to back plays sacks Locker. The second forces a fumble and Johnson recovers.
At the end of one we have an even game 7 - 7.
The Titans bring some pressure of their own Kamerion Wimbley and Colin McCarthy both notch QB sacks.
This forces the Bengals to punt.
Michael Johnson gets to the QB once again and Leon Hall picks up an interception to give the Bengals the ball.
We go into the half still tied at 7.
Orson Charles, playing out of the H-Back position catches a short pass from Dalton and is able to find some running room. However, the play proved costly as Charles was injured.
Dalton was still able to find his number one target in the end zone for a second AJ Green score.
The recently healthy Dre Kirkpatrick was able to get a QB sack that ended up putting Locker out of the game.
The Rob Bironas field goal try was blocked and recovered by the defensive standout, Michael Johnson.
Giovani Bernard was able to punch it in and the Bengals are now extending their lead.
Another Rob Bironas field goal bounced off the upright and the Titans were stalling.
Dalton decided to share the love and Jermaine Gresham and Mohamed Sanu both caught a pass.
The Bengals eventually were forced to punt, but on the return there was a fumble recovered by A.J. Green for his 3rd touchdown of the day.
The Bengals take the game 28 - 7 and Dalton left the field completing all of his passes.