The Bengals will host the Raiders in the NFL’s first wild-card game in 2022.
Cincinnati clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC after the team defeated the Chiefs 34-31 in Week 17. Joe Burrow was benched the following week, during the Bengals’ 21-16 loss to the Browns, and got some extra time to prepare for his first playoff game. Meanwhile, Derek Carr is coming off a wild 35-32 overtime win against the Chargers that granted Las Vegas the No. 7 seed in the playoffs.
Carr will also be making his first playoff start after missing the 2016 postseason with a broken fibula. A win in Cincinnati will mark the Raiders’ first playoff win since 2002. Meanwhile, the Bengals will attempt to earn their first playoff win since 1991. The Bengals are favored by 5.5 point favorites to win and end the team’s 31-year drought, according to FanDuel.
While both quarterbacks are making their playoff debut, several key players will make their first postseason appearances. Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is expected to light up the Bengals’ offense since he broke the league’s record for most receiving yards by a rookie during the win against the Chiefs. Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, who rushed for 132 yards and scored a touchdown during the win against the Chargers, will also make his first playoff appearance.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Bengals vs. Raiders on Saturday. Follow below for complete results from the NFL’s first wild-card game.
Raiders vs. Bengals score
Raiders vs. Bengals live updates, highlights from NFL playoffs
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7:14 p.m.: Burrow completes a pass to Higgins for 10 yards, then connects with Boyd for another 6 yards on the following play.
7:11 p.m.: Burrow connects with Chase on a deep pass for 19 yards, with another 11 yards on the following play and gives the Bengals a first down at the Vegas 31.
7:04 p.m.: FIELD GOAL RAIDERS. Carlson makes a 34-yard attempt that shortens the Bengals’ lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Third Quarter: Bengals 23, Raiders 13
6:58 p.m.: A pass interference call against Cincinnati gives Las Vegas a first down then Carr completes a pass to Edwards for 16 yards to get a first down at the 9.
6:52 p.m.: Carr connects with Renfrow for 16 yards and gives the Raiders a fresh set of downs at the 42.
6:50 p.m.: Carr completes a deep pass to Jackson for 35 yards, but an offensive holding penalty pushes Vegas back to their own 17.
6:45 p.m.: Crosby sacks Burrow for a loss of 11 yards and forces the Bengals to punt for the first time in the game. Renfrow muffs the punt and recovers at the Las Vegas 27.
6:38 p.m.: Carr found Renfrow for 22 yards, but Bates III knocked the ball out of bounds at the Cincinnati 36. Bengals challenged the catch ruling and the call was reversed after review. Raiders punt and Bengals start the drive at their own 29.
6:32 p.m.: Carr completes to Waller for 12 yards and gets a first down at the Las Vegas 36. Ogunjobi was injured on the play and carted off the field.
6:29 p.m.: FIELD GOAL BENGALS. McPherson makes a 43-yard field goal to keep the Bengals on top 23-13 with 11 minutes remaining in the third quarter.
6:20 p.m.: Evans returns the kickoff for 27 yards, then Mixon rushes for 10 yards and is pushed out of bounds at the Cincinnati 45.
Halftime: Bengals 20, Raiders 13
6:00 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS. Carr connects with Jones in the end zone for 14 yards and gives the Raiders some momentum before halftime. Bengals lead 20-13 with 13 seconds remaining in the half.
5:56 p.m.: Carr completes a short pass to Waller, who picks up 11 yards and is pushed out of bounds at the 14.
5:50 p.m.: Carr escapes the pocket and rushes for 20 yards. A defensive holding penalty against the Bengals gives Las Vegas a first down at the Cincinnati 29.
5:46 p.m.: Carr completes to Edwards for 19 yards and positions the Raiders at their own 46.
5:42 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BENGALS. Burrow connects with Boyd in the back of the end zone as he is running out of bounds. After the play was reviewed, the call stands as a score. McPherson makes the extra point and puts the Bengals up 20-6 with 1:51 remaining in the half.
5:36 p.m.: Chase breaks free on fourth down and rushes for 15 yards to position the Bengals at the 16.
5:34 p.m.: Burrow connects with Uzomah for 29 yards and gives the Bengals a first down at the Las Vegas 40.
5:27 p.m.: FIELD GOAL RAIDERS. Carlson makes a 28-yard attempt after Carr fails to complete on third down. Bengals lead 13-6 with 7:58 remaining in the half.
5:23 p.m.: Jacobs rushes for 14 yards, then breaks free for 35 yards on the following play to position the Raiders at the Cincinnati 12.
5:19 p.m.: FIELD GOL BENGALS. McPherson makes a 30-yard attempt to keep the Bengals ahead 13-3.
5:16 p.m.: Burrow connects with Chase for 28 yards and gives the Bengals a fresh set of downs at the 6.
5:12 p.m.: Carr is sacked by Hubbard in the end zone for a loss of 7 yards. Cole punts and Taylor returns for 15 yards to the Las Vegas 45.
First Quarter: Bengals 10, Raiders 3
5:05 p.m.: FIELD GOAL BENGALS. McPherson makes a 31-yard attempt and keeps the Bengals on top 10-3.
5:00 p.m.: FUMBLE, RAIDERS. Hendrickson sacks Carr for a loss of 9 yards and strips the ball loose. Ogunjobi recovers and gives the Bengals a first down at the Las Vegas 15.
4:55 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BENGALS. Burrow connects with Uzomah for 7 yards and scores the first playoff touchdown. Bengals lead 7-3 with 4:43 remaining in the first quarter.
4:52 p.m.: Burrow connects with Mixon for 21 yards and positions the Bengals at the Las Vegas 10.
4:50 p.m.: Burrow completes to Chase for 11 yards, then completes another pass to Chase on second down for 17 yards.
4:45 p.m.: FIELD GOAL RAIDERS. Carlson makes a 47-yard attempt that puts the Raiders on the board.
4:42 p.m.: Hilton makes a stop on third down that forces the Raiders to attempt a field goal.
4:35 p.m.: Carr completes to Jones, who picks up a first down at midfield for 17 yards.
4:30 p.m.: Bengals win the coin toss and defers. Raiders will start with the ball on the kickoff.
Raiders vs. Bengals start time
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 15
- Time: 4:30 p.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. PT
Saturday’s game between the Bengals and Raiders will kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is projected to be 23 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday afternoon with wind gusts of 17 miles per hour.
This will be the first game of six Wild Card contests to open the NFL playoffs. Since the league expanded its postseason to 14 teams, 12 have to play in the first round. The Packers (NFC) and Titans (AFC) received first-round byes.
What channel is Raiders vs. Bengals on today?
- TV channel (national): NBC
- TV channel (Cincinnati): WLWT
- TV channel (Las Vegas): KSNV
- Live stream: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App, fuboTV
The Bengals vs. Raiders game will be broadcast nationally on NBC. Play-by-play host Mike Tirico will be on the call with former All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees.
You can stream the game live via NBC Sports or fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
In Canada, viewers can watch Raiders vs. Bengals with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.
NFL playoff schedule: Wild Card round
Saturday, Jan. 9
|Matchup||Start time||TV channel|
|Raiders at Bengals||4:30 p.m. ET||NBC|
|Patriots at Bills||8:15 p.m. ET||CBS|
Sunday, Jan. 10
|Matchup||Start time||TV channel|
|Eagles at Buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|49ers at Cowboys||4:30 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Steelers at Chiefs||8:15 p.m. ET||NBC|
Monday, Jan. 11
|Matchup||Start time||TV channel|
|Cardinals at Rams||8:15 p.m. ET||ABC, ESPN, ESPN2|