The wait is over, Bengals fans.
Cincinnati won its first playoff game since 1991 on Saturday, winning the Raiders 26-19 in the Wild-card round. The 31-year record is the longest active drought in the NFL over the weekend.
The game went to a final drive by the Raiders, as they took down seven people after just two minutes of warning. Derek Carr led the attack down the red area, but his pass in fourth place was blocked at the line by defender Germaine Pratt to seal the victory for Cincinnati.
Leading in attack is midfielder Joe Burrow, who throws 244 yards and two touches on the ball. He leaned on budding superstar Ja’Marr Chase – who shot nine catches from 116 yards – and CJ Uzomah and Tyler Boyd, both of whom made touchdowns.
The Bengals’ defense controlled the Raiders for most of the game, forcing them to settle for one goal on the field four times. Carr finished with 310 yards, one touchdown and one interception while churning out 54 passes. Darren Waller led Las Vegas in points received with seven catches of 76 yards while Hunter Renfrow added eight with 58. Zay Jones scored Las Vegas’ only touchdown of the day.