In 2005, the Bengals defeated the Titans 31-23 to start the season 5-1 for the first time since 1988. Cincinnati running back Rudi Johnson had a 1-yard touchdown run with 2:26 remaining in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
Titans quarterback Vince Young vs. Bengals secondary. Young totaled a career-high 305 passing yards against the Broncos' eighth-ranked pass defense. He was also the Titans' top rusher with 74 yards. Given Tennessee's lack of weapons on offense, Young will need to continue carrying the load against a Bengals pass defense that is ranked 28th. If he can do so, and eliminate turnovers, this would seem to be Tennessee's game to win.
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Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck has four interceptions and is tied for third in the AFC. ... Titans kicker Rob Bironas has made 17 consecutive FGs and leads the NFL with 24 FGs and 90 total points. ... Bengals cornerback Leon Hall, the team's first-round pick, leads NFL rookies with four interceptions.