Burrow’s TD pass to Higgins lifts the Bengals over the Titans 20-16

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Burrow threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Tee Higgins with 13:42 left to put Cincinnati ahead to stay, and the Bengals held off the Tennessee Titans 20-16 for their third straight victory and fifth in six games.

The defending AFC champs won the rematch of their divisional playoff victory over Tennessee.

They didn’t have running back Joe Mixon because he hadn’t cleared the concussion protocol. Receiver Ja’Marr Chase also was out.

Evan McPherson kicked a pair of field goals for the Bengals.

Cincinnati held NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry to 38 yards, his second-lowest total of the season.

Burrow finished the game 22 of 37 passing for 270 yards and one touchdown. He ran the ball nine times for 32 yards.