Cincinnati Bengals: 3 bold predictions for Week 11 vs. Raiders
By Riley Thomas
3. Ja’Marr Chase puts up 130+ receiving yards against a good secondary
Against the Ravens, Ja’Marr Chase had his toughest challenge against Marlon Humphery. What did Chase do? Oh, he only had 201 receiving yards.
In recent weeks, Chase has not dominated at the same level with 32 and 49 yards in the last two. Yet, Chase is still fifth in receiving yards (835) and third in yards per catch (19.0).
Las Vegas has enjoyed great cornerback play this season from Casey Heyward and the rookie Nate Hobbs. This has led to the Raiders pass defense allowing only 231 passing yards per game and 6.2 yards per pass (5th).
Chase has already become one of the NFL’s best deep threats, but how does he respond against a defense that has prevented the big play? How about another huge day with 130+ receiving yards?
Yes, the rookie out of LSU will be challenged and it will not be easy. To put it simply, Chase is that special and if he is on no one can stop him. Chase is producing at a historic pace as a rookie wideout, he will show that again.
Well, if all of these bold predictions hit, I guess the Bengals will win big. Will Cincy get giant days from Mixon, Chase, and the defense all at the same time? It is certainly possible considering the opponent’s recent struggles and weaknesses.
More than likely, Cincinnati only gets one or two of these bold predictions. But hey, that would still be a good day and should lead to a win.
The Bengals square off with the Raiders on the road, Sunday at 4:05 PM EST.