The Las Vegas Raiders take on Cincinnati in NFL action in Week 11, and here are some X-factors for the team in the matchup.
In this Week 11 matchup between two promising AFC teams, the Raiders will host the Cincinnati Bengals at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, November 21st with a 1:05 pm PST kickoff. Both teams come into this matchup with a 5-4 record and hopes of competing for a playoff berth.
The Bengals are currently in 4th place within the AFC North and the Raiders sit in 3rd place due to the Chiefs and Chargers holding tiebreaker advantages over them.
Each team’s roster looks drastically different from the last time they faced off in 2019, in both cases for the better. While Derek Carr is still at the helm for the Raiders on offense, the Bengals boast some newly acquired firepower with second-year quarterback Joe Burrow, second-year wide receiver Tee Higgins, and rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.
If the Raiders are going to bounce back from a blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs they are going to need to do so with a big and convincing win at home against the Bengals. If that sort of outcome is going to happen, they are going to need a big game from these X-Factors on each side of the ball.