The Cincinnati Bengals return from their BYE and head to Las Vegas to square off against the Raiders. Both teams are 5-4 after taking the lead in their respective divisions just a few weeks prior making this game even more important.
A loss for either team would put them at .500 on the year and that’d be a massive blow after sitting with a 5-2 record three weeks earlier. Bengals fans would be devastated if that happened and a loss to the Raiders would definitely crank up the “Fire Zac Taylor” talks that died down when he and the Bengals got off to a 5-2 start.
How does Madden see this game playing out?
Madden Simulation – Cincinnati Bengals 28, Las Vegas Raiders 24
- Joe Burrow – 24-of-35, 258 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
- Joe Mixon – 16 carries, 93 yards, TD
- Ja’Marr Chase – 3 rec, 82 yards, TD
- Tyler Boyd – 5 rec, 67 yards, TD
- Logan Wilson – 11 tackles
- Trey Hendrickson – 1.5 sacks
- Sam Hubbard – 0.5 sacks
- Chidobe Awuzie – INT
- Derek Carr – 27-of-41, 302 yards, 2 TD, INT
- Josh Jacobs – 14 carries, 103 yards, TD; 4 rec, 16 yards, TD
- Darren Waller – 5 rec, 108 yards
- Hunter Renfrow – 6 rec, 43 yards, TD
- K.J. Wright – 9 tackles
- Maxx Crosby – 1.5 sacks
- Nate Hobbs – INT
Bengals fans would take this result, as it’d get their team back in the win column. Even with the huge plays the defense gives up to Jacobs and Waller, the offense does enough to get the team the coveted W.
Boyd getting this much attention would be a welcomed sight for Bengals fans, as he’s been all but ignored ever since his massive game against the Jaguars in Week 4. If Burrow could get him involved again, fans would be elated.
Both the Bengals and Raiders find themselves in a similar situation entering this game, making this a must-win battle for both sides. Both divisions are still very much up for grabs and all four teams in the AFC North and AFC West are still in the running at this point, making this game even more important for both sides.
Hopefully, Madden is right with its projection for Week 11 and we’ll see the Cincinnati Bengals move to 6-4 on the year.