Through 3 Quarters
The Cincinnati Bengals were expected to win this one, and so far that's exactly how it's playing out. they have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead the Las Vegas Raiders 23-13 after three quarters
The Bengals have been relying on QB Joe Burrow, who has passed for two TDs and 181 yards on 26 attempts, and WR Ja'Marr Chase, who has caught seven passes for 86 yards. Burrow has been efficient, with a passer rating of 149.20. K Evan McPherson has contributed nine points on three field goals with a long of 43 yards.
the Raiders have lost 78% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Las Vegas @ Cincinnati
Regular Season Records: Las Vegas 10-7; Cincinnati 10-7
What to Know
The Las Vegas Raiders will duke it out with the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the playoffs Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium at 4:30 p.m. ET. Las Vegas should still be feeling good after a victory, while Cincinnati will be looking to right the ship.
It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but the Raiders ultimately got the result they were hoping for last week with a 35-32 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Las Vegas can attribute much of their success to RB Josh Jacobs, who rushed for one TD and 132 yards on 26 carries.
Special teams collected 17 points for Las Vegas. K Daniel Carlson booted in five field goals, the longest a 52-yarder in the fourth quarter, which ultimately accounted for the difference in the game.
Meanwhile, Cincinnati didn't finish too far behind, but the team still lost 21-16 to the Cleveland Browns last week. No one had a standout game offensively for the Bengals, but they got scores from RB Chris Evans and DB Trayvon Henderson.
The Raiders are expected to lose this next one by 5.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 5-2 against the spread when expected to lose.
Las Vegas ended up a good deal behind Cincinnati when they played when the two teams last met earlier in the regular season, losing 32-13. Can Las Vegas avenge their loss, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Paul Brown Stadium -- Cincinnati, Ohio
- TV: NBC
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bengals are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Raiders, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bengals as a 6.5-point favorite.
Cincinnati have won three out of their last four games against Las Vegas.
- Nov 21, 2021 - Cincinnati 32 vs. Las Vegas 13
- Nov 17, 2019 - Las Vegas 17 vs. Cincinnati 10
- Dec 16, 2018 - Cincinnati 30 vs. Las Vegas 16
- Sep 13, 2015 - Cincinnati 33 vs. Las Vegas 13