The Bengals won the opening coin toss and deferred their choice to the second half. The Raiders elected to receive the opening kickoff. CB
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis got the Bengals on the board with a 1-yard touchdown run after a 48-yard blast on 3rd and 1 from the 49. The extra point was good and the Bengals led 7-0 with 9:12 left in the first quarter.
Francies returned the ensuing kickoff 28 yards to the 25. The Bengals held the Raiders to a three-and-out and Lechler came on to punt. An illegal block in the back during Adam Jones’ return of a 57-yard punt backed the Bengals up to the 12. QB Andy Dalton capped the 88-yard drive with a 2-yard TD pass to WR Mohamed Sanu. The extra point was good and the Bengals led 14-0 with 2:59 left in the first quarter.
Francies returned the ensuing kickoff to the 26. The Bengals held the Raiders to a three-and-out. RB
The Raiders drive stalled at the 46 and Lechler come on to punt on 4th and 3. WR Brandon Tate called for and made a fair catch at the Bengals 11. Dalton capped the 89-yard drive with a 5-yard TD pass to Sanu, The extra point was good and Cincinnati led 21-0 with 7:28 to go in the 2nd quarter.
Dalton connected with Sanu again, this time from 5 yards out, to cap a 13-play, 89-yard drive. The extra point was good and the home team led 21-0 with 7:28 left in the 2nd quarter.
Francies returned the ensuing kickoff 22 yards to the 19. The Raideres drive was stuffed on 4th and 1 just past midfield and the Bengals took over on downs. The Bengals settled for a 48-yard field goal attempt. Nugent’s kick sailed wide right and the Raiders took over at the 38. The Raiders drive ended when a Palmer pass bounced off FB Marcel Reece’s hands and was intercepted. S Chris Crocker returned the pick to the Raiders 48. Two plays later, Nugent came on for a 55-yard field goal attempt. The successful kick gave Cincinnati a 24-0 lead at halftime.
Tate returned the ensuing kickoff 25 yards to the 17. The Raiders held the Bengals to a three-and-out. Huber’s punt took a Raiders bounce and was downed at the Oakland 43. The Raiders went three-and-out and Lechler came on to punt. Tate fielded Lechler’s punt on a bounce and returned it to the 15.
The Raiders held the Bengals to a three-and-out thanks in part to a LB
Janikowski’s ensuing kickoff flew out of the back of the end zone for a touchback and Cincinnati started at the 20. The Raiders held the Bengals to a three-and-out thanks to a DE
The Bengals got the ball back when LB Rey Maualuga recovered a Palmer fumble at the Oakland 46. The Bengals got to the 1-yard line on a 38-yard Green-Ellis run but were forced to settle for a Nugent field goal which gave them a 27-10 lead with 12:29 to play.
Francies fielded the ensuing kickoff and took a knee for a touchback and the Raiders started at the 20. The Raiders crossed midfield but the drive self-destructed and Lechler came on to punt. Tate returned the punt to the 16.
After a bizarre sequence which included several penalties and three player ejections, the Bengals drove deep into Raiders territory. Dalton hit TE Jermaine Gresham for a 7-yard TD pass. The extra point gave the Bengals a 34-10 lead with 3:39 left.
The Raiders next possession ended when a Palmer pass on 4th and 10 fell incomplete and Cincinnati took over on downs.
The Raiders fall to 3-8 on the season and return home to face the Cleveland Browns at O.co Coliseum next Sunday.