Cincinnati Bengals vs. Titans: What You Need to Know


Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) puts on his helmet against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans

Location: Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014

Game Time: 1:00pm ET

Weather: It’s looking to be about 75 degrees (56% humidity) for today’s game. There will be a W 15mph wind and a 10% chance of rain. The high wind may impact both the throwing and kicking game, so hopefully Mike Nugent and Andy Dalton take this into account.

TV: Local CBS. Brad Johansen (play-by-play) and Chris Simms (analyst) will be doing the game announcing. Here’s a map of what NFL games will air in specific areas.

Radio: The game will be broadcasted on Cincinnati’s WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and former Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive lineman Dave Lapham (analyst) will be the announcers. has also provided a list of other radio broadcasts in the local area.

Streaming and Listening Online: The game can be viewed through the NFL’s Game Rewind here. The NFL network also offers its Audio Pass for online listening.

When the Cincinnati Bengals face the Titans this week, the Bengals will be looking to extend their regular-season, home winning streak to 11 games, which dates back to 2012.  Both teams will be looking to establish their running attacks in an effort to gain an advantage.  But defense may be he linchpin in this game as both teams will be looking to grind out a victory.  The Bengals may be without several of their receiving weapons limiting their potential to win this game through the air while the Titans lack to necessary passing game to keep pace within a shoot out, so generating enough yards on the ground and leaning on an effective defense will be key for both teams.

If the Bengals win the game, it’ll be the first time they’ve opened a season 3-0 since 2006.  It would be a great way to end the week on a positive note while the Bengals enjoy their bye in week four.  Hopefully it’ll allot them enough rest and recuperation to head into week five healthy as they’ll face their most difficult opponent yet: the New England Patriots in Foxborough.

Check out Stripe Hype’s Game Preview article for more analysis.