Coming off a blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Las Vegas Raiders will play host to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11 NFL action on Sunday.
The Las Vegas Raiders are in dangerous territory right now, and it seems all too familiar for fans of the team that have watched them collapse after strong starts in 2019 and 2020. A week after losing to a bad New York Giants team on the road coming out of the bye week, Las Vegas laid another egg on Sunday night, getting blown out by the Kansas City Chiefs at home.
While the Raiders hung in against the Chiefs for two-plus quarters, a bad DeSean Jackson fumble deep in Kansas City territory proved to be the breaking point. Down 24-14 with a chance to score, Las Vegas would end up giving the ball back to the Chiefs, and 17 unanswered points later, would lose their second straight game.
Las Vegas went into that game with a chance to hold sole possession of first place in the AFC West, but when it was all over, there are just huge questions as to whether or not this team is even a playoff contender.
Raiders vs Cincinnati Odds Week 11
The Week 11 betting odds on WynnBET have the Raiders as 1.0-point underdogs at home against the Bengals. They have -105 Moneyline odds, while Cincinnati is the favorite at -100. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 48.5 points.
Raiders vs Cincinnati Prediction Week 11
Kansas City dominated the Raiders defense all game long in Week 10, utilizing the short passing game to open up things deep later on. Maxx Crosby and Yannick Ngakoue failed to get pressure on Patrick Mahomes throughout, and if you do not get in his face, he is going to pick you apart, as shown by his five touchdowns.
Sunday, they take on a solid young quarterback in Joe Burrow, who is back together with his former No. 1 target at LSU in Ja’Marr Chase, the favorite to win the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year honor. They can score, but they have also looked terrible the last two weeks, so the Raiders cannot afford to play down to them in Week 11.
Las Vegas gets back on the winning track here, beating Cincinnati 24-21 in front of the home crowd.