2019 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 11

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Cincinnati Bengals (0-9) at Oakland Raiders (5-4)

Sunday, November 17, 4:25PM ET

Suddenly, the Oakland Raiders are right back in the AFC playoff race. They’ve still a ways to go before we can start seriously discussing them as a postseason threat, but luck seems to be in their favor right now considering their upcoming matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.

This season, the Bengals have been downright bad. The only winless team left in the league, they’ve failed to field a competitive team through their first nine games. Against a quality Raiders team, I don’t think we’ll see anything different from this pathetic Cincinnati squad.

Look for the Raiders to get going early, putting up a plethora of points before all is said and done. Although Derek Carr and Co. aren’t nearly as explosive as the Ravens’ offense (which put up 49 points against the Bengals), the Oakland offense shouldn’t have too much trouble moving the ball against one of the NFL’s worst defenses.

Ryan Finley, the Bengals’ new quarterback had a rough outing in his first start in place of Andy Dalton. The lack of a strong supporting cast doesn’t help, so you could probably call him a victim of circumstance. Regardless, it bodes well for the Raiders’ chances of securing a win in Week 11.

Prediction: Raiders win 34-14