The Oakland Raiders were outplayed on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals. Here’s five takeaways from the loss on Sunday.
Despite having just three wins to their name the Oakland Raiders had a realistic chance of adding to the win column as they traveled to face the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals, without Andy Dalton and AJ Green, were fresh off their fifth-straight loss as they hosted the Silver and Black in their final regular season home game. Oakland on the other hand marched into Cincinnati coming off perhaps their best win of the season.
Though they had a fighting chance the Raiders could not avoid the injury bug themselves, and were without their two starting guards as they faced a formidable Bengals defensive front. The matchup went exactly as expected as the pass rush of Cincinnati was too much to overcome, combined with costly turnovers by Oakland in the first half.
The result was a 30-16 beat down at the hands of Jeff Driskel under center, and if for the solid contribution from Daniel Carlson the score would’ve had the looks of a more stereotypical blowout. Thought they continuously fought to make it a one possession game, Oakland left back to the Bay with a 3-11 record to their name.
Here’s five takeaways from the loss to the Bengals.