While the rest of the AFC playoff teams were in action this weekend, the Tennessee Titans took some much-needed time thanks to a bye. Following three playoff games that were all won by fellow AFC division champions, now the Titans know who they’ll face in their postseason opener.
Tennessee will welcome the Cincinnati Bengals, who defeated the Las Vegas Raiders Saturday for their first playoff win in 31 years, to Nissan Stadium next weekend in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. CT on Saturday. The winner will advance to the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 30.
The Titans (12-5 SU, 10-7 ATS) opened as a 3-point favorite against the Bengals (11-7 SU, 11-7 ATS) at FanDuel Tennessee Sportsbook. Three points is the standard number given by oddsmakers to home teams for NFL games. The total opened at 46.5 points.
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Will Derrick Henry Return For The Titans?
When RB Derrick Henry suffered a foot injury midway through the season, the Titans knew it would be a long-term absence. At the time, they hoped he would be able to return for the playoffs, and it appears that is likely.
The Titans activated him from Injured Reserve on Jan. 5 but held him out of their regular-season finale on Jan. 9. With at least 17 days between his activation and the playoff opener, Tennessee could realistically see him back in action.
Before that can happen, Titans coach Mike Vrabel told the Tennessean, Henry would need to respond well to running and cutting and reactionary work.
Henry’s status likely will clear up as the Titans resume practice this week, so pay attention to official injury reports.
Sports Betting In Tennessee
Eight mobile apps are available for Tennessee sports bettors who are looking to get in on the action during the NFL Playoffs.
In fact, if you act fast, you can take advantage of a promo being offered by BetMGM Tennessee for the NFL’s Wild Card Weekend. If a new user bets $10 on Monday night’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams, they can get $200 if the team they bet on scores a touchdown.