The Oakland Raiders will play host to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday inside the Coliseum, and here is how you can watch all the action.
The Oakland Raiders are coming off two straight victories in front of the home crowd, and now will welcome in a Cincinnati Bengals team that has yet to win a game this season. After a devastatingly tough schedule to open up the 2019 season, the sledding gets a bit easier over the next two weeks, as they host the Bengals, and then go on the road to take on the 2-7 New York Jets.
For the Raiders, they just have to stay the course, as they cannot afford to overlook the Bengals or the Jets over the next two weeks. They have a huge matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs on the road coming up on December 1, and the Chiefs will be coming off a bye week prior to that game which could decide first place in the AFC West.
In recent weeks, the Bengals have made the choice to move on from Andy Dalton at quarterback, instead going with rookie fourth round pick Ryan Finley to take them the rest of the way. Finley made his first NFL start this past weekend in a blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
While this is a game the Raiders surely should win, you never know what can happen, as we saw last weekend with the Indianapolis Colts losing to the Miami Dolphins at home. Jon Gruden will have this team ready to go, and I do not expect them to overlook the Bengals.
Here is how you can catch all of the action Sunday
Who: Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders
When: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 1:25 PM PST/4:25 PM EST
Where: RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, California
Television Station: CBS, NFL Sunday Ticket
Rookie running back Josh Jacobs is playing at an extremely high level right now, and is the front-runner to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. In addition, Derek Carr is having one of the better seasons of his career, as he has really mastered Gruden's offense, and is putting up numbers despite having injuries all over his wide receiver group this year.
Incredibly, Oakland has a chance to move to 6-4 with a win on Sunday, and nobody could have expected that after the schedule was released, and the team went through so much turmoil prior to the season. That is a testament to the overall feel this team has in the locker room, and with two winnable games ahead before Kansas City, the Raiders are looking to win the division, not just make the playoffs as a Wild Card.