The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season, and here is our final game preview and prediction.
It has been a tough two-game stretch for the Las Vegas Raiders since the bye week both on, and off the field, but they have a chance to get it going in the right direction on Sunday. Their Week 11 matchup will be against the Cincinnati Bengals, a team that dominated the NFL landscape early on, but has fallen back to earth recently.
The Bengals, coming off the bye week, have lost two consecutive games since demolishing Baltimore, a road loss to the New York Jets, and then a home loss to the Cleveland Browns. Like Las Vegas, nothing is working right now, which could make for a very interesting game inside Allegiant Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Las Vegas is coming off a loss to Kansas City at home, a primetime drubbing that gave the team more questions than answers. If they come out and play the way they did against the Chiefs, it could be sending the Las Vegas faithful home after witnessing another disappointing showing.
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However, this has all the makings of being a bounce-back game for the Silver and Black, as they have to do everything they can to avoid another second-half collapse. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow struggles to protect the football, and throws interceptions nearly every time out, something this defense needs to take advantage of.
The real key for Las Vegas will be establishing the run, something they have failed to do all season long. Cincinnati could not stop Nick Chubb their last time out, making this a prime opportunity for Josh Jacobs to put together his best game of the season.
The Las Vegas Raiders take on Cincinnati in Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season, and here are three things to watch in the matchup.
This is a Raiders team that needs to start moving in the right direction because as we have seen the last few years, things can get out of hand quickly. Playing at home against a Bengals team that is also having their struggles, I like Las Vegas to eke out a win, beating Cincinnati on a last-second field goal.
Final Score: Raiders 24, Bengals 21