Oakland Raiders 2019 predictions for each regular season game
By Nick Ellis
Games 9 and 10
Game No. 8 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers come to Oakland for this one, and the Raiders have a bit of confidence back after the win over the Lions. The Chargers are one of the best teams in the league at this point, with an incredibly talented roster on both sides of the ball, but this is a rivalry game inside the Coliseum.
Phillip Rivers struggles against the Raiders in this one early, and the Raiders get out to a big lead. Rivers tries to mount a big comeback late in the game, but a Daniel Carlson field goal gives the Raiders the victory at the buzzer, pulling off the upset over a division rival.
Game No. 10 vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Andy Dalton led Cincinnati Bengals come into Oakland with one of the worst records in the league, but with A.J. Green’s recent return, their offense is fired up. Green goes off for a big game, using his size advantage to catch a couple of touchdowns, but it is not enough for a Bengals team that is lacking talent this season.
Down late in the fourth quarter, Derek Carr creates one of his vintage comebacks, storming downfield and finding Darren Waller in the end zone with just seconds to go in the game for the win. The win brings the Raiders record back to .500, with their eyes set on a possible playoff run in a tough AFC.