3 bold predictions for Bengals vs. Titans in divisional round

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2. D-Line limits Titans rushing attack to under 100 total yards

The most dominant running back in the league, Derrick Henry, is expected to return this week for the Titans’ run-heavy offense. Expect him to see a decent-sized workload alongside D’Onta Foreman where they have probably between 15-25 carries more or less.

It will be Henry’s first game back since injuring his foot in Week 8 against the Colts. Luckily, the Titans had a BYE week in the first round of the playoffs, which gave Henry an extra week to rest and prepare before his return.

The Titans will have to activate him off the IR, but they have until Saturday to do so. My bold prediction in this game is that the Bengals defensive line — despite being beaten up — will hold Henry in check alongside Foreman to under 100 total rushing yards on the ground between the two backs.

If the Titans get around the goal line, it will be tough to keep Henry out of the end zone, but ultimately yardage will play the most prominent role in this one. If Henry isn’t getting chunk yards after chunk yards, the Bengals have an excellent chance to remain in this game and compete with the number one seeded Titans.