Bengals break skidding and knock down Raiders 32-13
Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2021 | 4:25 p.m.
Updated 46 minutes ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Joe Mixon rushed for 123 yards and scored two touchdowns and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Las Vegas Raiders 32-13 on Sunday.
The well-rested Bengals (6-4) came out of their week off and snapped a two-game skid to get back into the AFC North race, while the Raiders (5-5) lost their third in a row since their week off when they led the AFC West.
Joe Burrow was 20 of 29 for 148 yards and threw a touchdown for Cincinnati, while offensive rookie of the year candidate Ja’Marr Chase had three passes, including a touchdown. Chase leads all rookies with eight touchdowns this season.
Bengals kicker Evan McPherson became the 13th player with three field goals from 50 yards or more in a game. McPherson finished with four field goals.
Meanwhile, the Cincinnati defense limited the Raiders to 278 yards, the second time the Bengals have held an opponent to less than 300 yards in a game. It was the third lowest tally for Las Vegas this season.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finished 19 of 27 for 215 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Tight end Darren Waller caught seven passes for 116 yards, while replacement Foster Moreau’s only catch was a 19-yard touchdown.
Las Vegas failed to convert in their first six third-down attempts – a 14-game, two-game streak since last week’s loss to Kansas City – until Carr knocked out Hunter Renfrow for 8 yards on a third and 2 with two minutes to go. the game.
Too late a conversion, as it turned out Carr was sacked in the next two games, dabbled in the second and watched the Bengals wrap up the win.
The Raiders have been outscored 96-43 since their week off.
Things started well for the Raiders after Yannick Ngakoue took the offense when his strip-sack fumble on the Bengals’ first drive ended up in the hands of Dallin Leavitt, who returned the ball 32 yards on the Cincinnati 9-meter line.
But the Raiders, who entered Week 11 ranked 26th in converting red zone opportunities to touchdowns, gathered just one yard in their first practice and were content with a field goal.
Trailing 6-3, the Bengals took advantage of two penalties against the Raiders’ defense and amassed 72 yards in 12 games, culminating with an 11-yard touchdown from Mixon.
After McPherson’s 53- and 51-yard baskets, the Raiders finally found the end zone early in the fourth quarter, when Carr found Moreau for a 19-yard touchdown strike to bring Las Vegas down to 16-13.
After Chase’s touchdown hit 22-13, Carr was intercepted by Eli Apple and two plays later Mixon added the exclamation mark with a 20 yard run to the end zone that put the match out of reach.
Cincinnati: hosts Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Las Vegas: in Dallas for Thanksgiving.
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