Joe Burrow and the new look Cincinnati Bengals visit the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 10, and here is an early preview of what they could look like.
The Cincinnati Bengals were the worst team in the NFL during the 2019 season, but luckily for them, it helped them land LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. At the time, Burrow was considered a can’t-miss prospect, after having what many feel was the best season in the history of college football.
Unfortunately for the Bengals and Burrow, they did not improve their offensive line enough to protect him as a rookie, and he suffered an ACL Tear in their Week 11 game last season. Although he is cleared to play as training camp opens league-wide, he probably won’t see any game action until Week 1 in the regular season.
In 2021, the Bengals had the No. 5 overall pick, and this time, they added wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who teamed with Burrow on the national championship-winning LSU Tigers. The pick of Chase was great in terms of his chemistry with Burrow, but they also bypassed elite offensive line talent like Penei Sewell.
The Bengals did make moves to improve their team this offseason though to try to compete with a suddenly super competitive AFC North, which had three playoff teams last season. Despite the record last season, the Bengals were competitive, losing six games by less than a touchdown, so the right combinations of additions could make them a threat sooner than later.
Let’s take a deeper look at their offseason and roster to see what they have in store for the Raiders in week 10.