NFL Playoffs: Bengals bounce Raiders for 1st playoff win in 31 years

Joe Burrow solid performance in playoff debut
Bengals bounce Raiders
Bengal defender sacks Raider QB Derek Carr Saturday Photo credit USA Today Images

It was a solid performance from 2nd year QB Joe Burrow in his playoff debut Saturday. The Cincinnati Bengals edged the Raiders 26-19 to advance, it is the 1st playoff win in over 3 decades for Cincy. The Bengals played with the lead and built an advantage of 20-13 at half. The Bengals scored 10 in each of the 1st two quarters Saturday.

The Raiders had the advantage in many of the stat categories. Las Vegas outgained Cincy 385-308 in total yards, 310-244 passing, and 103-83 on the ground. However, Cincinnati won the turnover battle, as the Bengals were turnover free and were plus 1 in margin.

It's well known QB is the most pivotal position in the NFL. On Saturday, young QB Joe Burrow for the Bengals outplayed veteran Raider QB Derek Carr. Burrow was solid and efficient all day long. He went 24 of 34, 244 yards, 2 TD's and most importantly no picks. Carr threw it over 50 times, going 29 of 54 for 310 yards, a TD and a pick.

Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase lit up the Raiders secondary. Chase had 9 catches for 116 yards. Burrow had TD passes to C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Boyd. Uzomah had 6 catches for 64 yards and a TD.

Raider RB Josh Jacobs led all rushers in the game, going for 83 yards on 13 carries averaging over 6 yards per tote. Clemson legend Hunter Renfrow had 8 catches for 58 yards. Darren Waller 7 catches for 76 yards and Zay Jones added 5 catches for 61 yards.

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