Last Saturday, the Cincinnati Bengals ended a 31-year playoff drought with a 26-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders. It didn’t come easy for the Bengals, though, as Germaine Pratt intercepted the game, typing pass on 4th-and-goal from the 10-yard line.
Next, the Bengals will head to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round of the AFC Playoffs. Here are my three bold predictions heading into Saturday’s matchup on CBS.
3. Tee Higgins goes for 100+ yards and a touchdown
Tee Higgins was playing his best football at the end of the season, surpassing 1,000 yards in his second year in the NFL, but the Raiders held him in check during the Wild Card game.
Higgins only caught one pass for 10 yards. Now, having his presence on the field defiantly opened up holes and positions forJa’Marr Chase to have a successful day which is always essential, but this was probably his least productive game yet.
I don’t expect Higgins to have two games like this back to back, so watch for Higgins to be a key piece in the offense and see multiple targets throughout the game. The Titans’ secondary is solid, but it’s nothing the Bengals haven’t seen or can’t manage.
Also, expect Zac Taylor to try and utilize Higgins more in the passing game because when the Bengals offense is firing on all cylinders, they are tough to stop and beat. My bold prediction in this game is that Higgins catches seven balls for over 100 yards receiving and adds a touchdown.