Paul Brown Stadium will play host to Sunday's NFL game between Las Vegas Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals. The game kicks off at 8:31 am with Cincinnati Bengals heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Las Vegas Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday January 16, 2022 at 8:31 am
Where: Paul Brown Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
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Las Vegas Raiders vs Cincinnati Bengals Preview
The Cincinnati Bengals are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
Head coach Zac Taylor chose to rest most of his starters ahead of last week’s loss to the Browns, which should see the likes of Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, and Ja’Marr Chase fresh and ready to go.
The Raiders weren’t afforded the same luxury as they had to fight their way into the postseason with a dramatic overtime win over the Chargers.
Vegas has played only one playoff game over the last 19 years, but it’s fair to say this year’s appearance is a massive achievement for a team that has been through so much away from the field this season.
As far as the actual game goes, I like Cincinnati to win big.
Aside from the fact their top stars are well-rested, the Bengals have been one of the toughest defensive teams on third down, which should cause plenty of problems for the Raiders.
Vegas finished the regular season ranked 22nd in third-down completion percentage, and I really don’t think the defence has what it takes to stop Burrow and Chase from doing what they do best.
There’s no doubt the Raiders were helped out immensely by their home crowd last week, but in a raucous environment like ‘The Jungle’, I’ve got the Bengals pulling off the biggest blowout of the weekend.
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