NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown delivered a big-time play by somehow coming down with a Ryan Tannehill pass for a 33-yard touchdown when the team needed it the most. The Titans' offense had been lifeless for the most part. Brown showed great concentration on the throw to haul it in with two defenders on him.
The spectacular play put Brown over 100 yards receiving for the first time in the postseason. Brown now has four receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown. Titans safety Amani Hooker gave the Titans the ball when he scooped a tipped pass from Joe Burrow off of the turf for an interception and returned it 15 yards to the Bengals 27-yard line. The score is tied 16-16.
Hilton tips batted ball to himself for acrobatic interception
The Tennessee Titans were on the verge of coming up with a massive touchdown drive.
Then, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mike Hilton intervened. Hilton came off the right side of the line of scrimmage, batted down a quick pass intended for the edge of the field and gathered the ball in his hands for an interception.
Up until that point, Tennessee was running down the Bengals' defense as the Titans tried to counter Cincinnati's first touchdown of the game. Titans running back D'Onta Foreman ripped off a 45-yard run on the previous play.
Hilton was the one who chased him down after Foreman broke multiple Cincinnati tackles. And those two plays might have Cincinnati inching closer to its first AFC Championship Game appearance since 1988.
D'Onta Foreman breaks loose for 45-yard run
Titans running back D'Onta Foreman gave his team the big play they desperately needed when he broke off a 45-yard run in the third quarter. Foreman broke multiple tackles before finally being taken down at the Bengals 9-yard line.
Foreman had carried the ball only once for a 2-yard gain prior to his 45-yard run. Derrick Henry started for the Titans and has 13 carries for 51 yards. The Titans trail the Bengals 16-6.