Las Vegas at Cincinnati prediction, game preview, how to watch the AFC Wild Card: Saturday January 15
Las Vegas at Cincinnati How To Watch
Date: Saturday January 15
Game Time: 4:30 ET
Venue: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
How To Watch: NBC
Record: Las Vegas (10-7), Cincinnati (10-7)
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Why Las Vegas Will Win the AFC Wildcard
Forget about the playing with house money aspect to getting into the NFL Playoffs – the Raiders earned this, and they have the same record as the flashier Bengals.
They might not be 100% healthy, and they’re going to need Josh Jacobs and the ground game to get going, but no team has gone through more tough games and more adversity – it’s ready.
Las Vegas didn’t knock out four straight teams – Cleveland, Denver, Indianapolis, LA Chargers – but it dealt a few big body blows. Pressure isn’t going to be an issue, especially on the road.
More specifically, the defense has stepped up in big situations. The run D has been terrific over the last month – Cincinnati hasn’t hit 100 yards on the ground in five of the last six games – the pass rush should be able to get to Joe Burrow enough to matter, and …