Two bad-boy teams meet and we get to find out which one is badder.
Five keys to the game for when the Raiders play the Bengals this weekend.
Raiders vs BengalsWild Card Weekend
Derek Carr goes to Waller first then Zay Jones or Hunter Renfro. For 2021 he has 23 TD, 14 INT, and a 94 QBR. He has been hot/cold this year but is playing on fire right now. Big arm, fearless, can't wait to watch!
How hot has Burrow been over the last 4 games? 11 TDs and 0 picks. Let that sink in for a moment. He leads the league in YPA AND Comp %!! #MindBlown He is fearless and sees the field extremely well.
With 51 Burrow has taken the most sacks of any QB in 2021. So Maxx Crosby (8 sacks) and Yannick Ngakoue (10 sacks) need to bring the cheese and bring it often. They must get home.
Raiders Pass Rush
Name a better WR trioJa'Marr Chase
81rec, 1,455 yds, 3 TD.
67 rec, 828 yds, 5 TD.
74 rec, 1,091 yds, 6 TD.
Josh Jacobs has had a late-season resurgence going over 125 yards in 2 of his last 3 games. Darren Waller can move the sticks and put a dagger in your heart. He is the total package and Bengals give up big TE ydg.
Josh JacobsDarren Waller
In Week 11 Joe Mixon exploded for123 yards on 30 carries for a 4.1 yards-per-carry and 2 touchdowns vs the Raiders. If he gets going like that this week, it's over.
Kicker Daniel Carlson has never missed in his home stadium over a two-year period. They won't be playing at home. Hmmmmm.
The Bengals LOVE to sack the QB and the Raiders allowed 40 on the year, doing so in bunches. Get to Carr enough he gets frustrated. If the sacks start to pile up so will the turnovers.