6 stats from the Bengals Week 4 loss that were downright disgusting

  • 3 points
  • First half
  • 17 vs 10
  • 5 penalties
  • 10:22
  • 3 and 9
Oct 1, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor looks on from the
Oct 1, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor looks on from the / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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5) Tennessee’s first half

This isn't a singular stat but it's worth mentioning. Tennessee surpassed their total offensive yards from the previous week in the first half against the Bengals’ defense. 

Last week against the Browns, Tennessee put up three points in total. Versus Cincinnati, the Titans had 24 at the half. Derrick Henry ran the ball 11 times for 20 yards last week. This week, King Henry rushed for 72 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown in the first half.

Rookie Tyjai Spears got in on the first-half action with an average of 8.3 yards per carry on three rushes. 

In total, the Titans rushed for a total of 104 yards in the first half. Last week, the Titans rushed for only 26 yards as a team against the Browns. That's not a typo. They ran for 26 total yards in Week 3.

As a team, not including sack yards, Tennessee threw for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Ryan Tannehill had 180 of those yards. Against a stout Browns defense, Tannehill passed for 104 yards.

The Titans amassed 273 total yards in the first half against the Bengals. They accumulated 94 total yards in their game against the Browns.

The Titans' offense was just as ineffective against the Browns as Cincinnati's was against Tennessee. It was to the point that talking heads wondered if Tannehill should be traded.

The game was tied 3-3 with seven minutes left in the second quarter. By the time halftime arrived, the score was 24-3 in favor of Tennessee. It was a team effort by the Bengals. Offense and defense played a role in why Tennessee surpassed their Week 3 output in only the first half versus the Bengals.