The Oakland Raiders just aren't a very good football team. This isn't surprising, really.
Or, at least, it shouldn't be if Raiders fans are being honest with themselves.
Reggie McKenzie was brought in to clean up a significant mess, and it was always going to take a while to do it. Yes, Carson Palmer can put up yards and some points, but he is clearly not the quarterback he once was and is not the long-term answer.
For the Bengals, it seems as though the offense is finally coming together. The emergence of third-round pick Mohamed Sanu seems to be opening things up for Andy Dalton. And Mike Zimmer's defense, while not the most well-known unit on the national stage, is tough and is playing sound, fundamental football.
In the video above, we look at the biggest matchups and give our predictions for the game. Let us know in the comments below if you agree or disagree.