Carson Palmer Returns to Cincinnati When His Raiders Take On The Bengals
Having won their last two and sitting at .500 (5-5) the Cincinnati Bengals are still every bit in the wild card race. Every game will be important for them and they are large favorites this weekend at BetDSI Sportsbook against the Oakland Raiders.
Last week the Bengals won their second game in a row trouncing the Chiefs 28-6 on the road. QB Andy Dalton had a great day throwing 18 completions on 29 attempts for 230 yards and a touchdown. WR A.J. Green had a big day with six catches for 91 yards and a TD. “ The Law Firm “ BenJarvis Green-Ellis rounded out the attack with 101 yards on 25 carries and had a score.
The Bengals defense was relentless getting to the QB for four sacks and forcing two fumbles. They gave up only six points on 284 yards. Allowing just 1 third down conversion on 11 tries the Kansas City Chiefs stood no chance in winning last week against Cincinnati.
After last Sunday’s 38-17 beat down at home by the hands of the New Orleans Saints, the Oakland Raiders sit at 3-7 having lost their last three in a row. Their offense couldn’t get much going against the weak Saints defense. Carson Palmer barely completed half his passes 22/40 for 312 yards, and two scores but also threw two interceptions. Running back Marcel Reece had a good start in place of injured Darren McFadden with 19 carries 103 yards but it wouldn’t be close to enough.
New Orleans QB Drew Brees had a field day against Oakland’s defense going 20/27 for 219 yards and three touchdowns. They couldn’t get NO’s offense off the field on third down allowing the Saints to convert 54% of the time 6/11. Even worse they allowed the Saints 151 yards on the ground where NO is usually weak.
The Oakland Raiders have got to be desperate for a win, and a desperate team is a dangerous one, especially when being spotted +8 ½ points. The Bengals could very well win this one at home , but I do not think they cover the large spread. Take the Raiders with the points over the Bengals as Carson Palmer must love trying to stick it to his old home team and picks up his play for this game.