Mike Nugent’s 55-yard field goal at the gun gave the Bengals a 24-0 lead in what might be the Raiders’ worst 20 minutes to date.
The score was set up by Carson Palmer’s first interception on a third-and-10 pass slightly behind Marcel Reece, with the ball glancing off Reece’s hands to Chris Crocker. Crocker ran it back 29 yards, with Andy Dalton hitting Mohamad Sanu for 11 yards.
On Cincinnati’s previous possession, Nugent missed a 48-yard field goal after the Raiders failed on third-and-1 and fourth-and-1 on the first time they crossed midfield.
The Raiders are giving ground against both run and pass and big plays are plentiful for the Bengals. May as well gas up the team charter . . .