Watch Cincinnati Bengals vs Oakland Raiders Live Online Streaming [9/13/2015]
The Oakland Raiders are ready to have an open quarterback competition this season with both Christian Ponder and Matt McGloin competing for the starting job. The Cincinnati Bengals vs Oakland Raiders could hinge upon the effectiveness of the Bengals run defense. The game will take place September 13th, 2015 at 4:25 Pacific Time at O.co Stadium in Oakland. Carlos Dunlap and A.J. Hawk will be trying to stop a Raiders running game that simply has a lot to prove this season. Trent Richardson, may be the running back on the Oakland Raiders roster that has the most to prove and he may be on his last legs in the league. The Cincinnati Bengals vs Oakland Raiders is likely to show fans how far the Bengals have come with players Vontaze Burfict and how far the Raiders have to go in their progress.
The Fresno State connection between Derek Carr and Josh Harper should be on display as we look at the Cincinnati Bengals vs Oakland Raiders matchup. Maybe the Raiders feel like they can capitalize off of a veteran defensive back like Adam Jones, someone that may be getting too long in the tooth. The truth of the matter is that the Bengals, Marvin Jones, Carson Palmer and Mohammed Sanu will definitely attempt to take advantage of an eighteen year veteran at safety in Charles Woodson. Woodson will try to avoid situations in the passing game and thus just try to help in the run game. Jermaine Gesham will also give Woodson and the rest of the defensive backfield a hard time at the tight end position.
The Raiders are going to run a similar defensive scheme that Jack Del Rio did when he was the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. You will see Justin Tuck playing a large role in explaining the defensive scheme to people. The nose tackle is always going to play a large role in the development of the defense. The Raiders also do not have anyone who can compete with Andre Smith. Andre Smith is a whale of a tackle and so the Raiders will certainly struggle with a fair amount of their pass rushing techniques. Eric Winston is a sold linemen that the Raiders will struggle with as well, but the Cincinnati Bengals need a clean pocket for Carson Palmer to feel comfortable with, especially given the fact that Palmer is coming off an injury.