Humphries remained on the ground for several minutes as medical personnel removed his facemask and brought out a backboard. He eventually was helped to his feet and got onto the cart himself.
Officials somehow didn’t throw a flag for a hit on a defenseless receiver, and NFL supervisor of officials Al Riveron didn’t eject Bates from New York.
Humphries has a concussion, and the Titans have ruled him out.
The Titans have proved their own worst enemy. Stephen Gostkowski missed a 55-yard field goal on the Titans’ second drive, and Bates intercepted Ryan Tannehill in the end zone after the Titans reached the Cincinnati 8-yard line on their first drive.
Despite 200 yards and 12 first downs, the Titans trail the Bengals 17-7 at halftime.
Tannehill is only 6-of-13 for 86 yards and the interception. Derrick Henry has 58 yards on 12 carries, scoring the team’s only points on a 3-yard run.
The Bengals lost defensive back Darius Phillips to a left groin injury. His return is doubtful.