Trench talk dominated the day-after discussions for the Cincinnati Bengals as they savored a win over the Tennessee Titans and looked ahead to the AFC Championship Game.
Despite missing Larry Ogunjobi, the defensive line answered the challenge of Derrick Henry’s return from injury and held the Titans running game in check for the most part.
Josh Tupou replaced Ogunjobi, who went down with a foot injury last week, in the starting lineup, but a knee issue limited him to five snaps.
B.J. Hill ended up playing 91 percent of the defensive snaps (48) while rookie nose tackle Tyler Shelvin got 36 percent (19) and newcomer Zach Kerr logged 12 plays (23 percent) inside.
Starter D.J. Reader was the man of the match, though, logging six tackles (tied for second on the team) and two for loss.
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