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Carr, Jacobs, Crosby help Raiders keep Bengals winless

Sun Nov 17 7:53pm ET
By MICHAEL WAGAMAN
Associated Press

Players: Andy Dalton, Derek Carr, Ryan Finley, Joe Mixon, Foster Moreau, Auden Tate, Josh Jacobs

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate flashes a thumbs up while being carried off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Oakland Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) is greeted by defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (73) after sacking Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Cincinnati Bengals fans wears paper bags on their heads during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks to throw during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs runs with the ball past Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt (57) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)


Oakland Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen (27) breaks up a pass intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate (19) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Oakland Raiders tight end Foster Moreau (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown as tight end Darren Waller (83) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Derek Carr passed for 292 yards and a touchdown, Josh Jacobs had his fourth 100-yard game in the last six weeks, and the Oakland Raiders beat the winless Cincinnati Bengals 17-10 on Sunday.

Maxx Crosby had a team rookie-record four sacks as the Raiders harassed Bengals rookie quarterback Ryan Finley and shut down Cincinnati's offense after Joe Mixon had given it a lift in the first half.

Oakland (6-4) won its third straight to move into a first-place tie with Kansas City in the AFC West. The Chiefs play the Chargers on Monday night in Mexico City.

Cincinnati is headed in the opposite direction. The Bengals are the NFL's lone team without a victory, and their 0-10 record matches the 1993 team for the worst start in franchise history.

Even when things appeared to be going well for Zac Taylor's team, something went wrong.

With Cincinnati trailing 17-10 in the fourth quarter, Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate made a 20-yard catch on a third-and-19 play but suffered a neck injury when he was hit from behind by Curtis Riley. Tate stayed down for several minutes and was eventually placed on a cart and taken to the locker room.

The Raiders, who allowed the Bengals to get their first win in '93, avoided a repeat by getting strong performances by Carr, Jacobs and Crosby.

Carr completed his first 14 passes, including a 2-yard touchdown to Foster Moreau. Carr ran in from 3 yards out for Oakland's other touchdown.

Jacobs ran for 112 yards on 23 carries, continuing his push for Offensive Rookie of the Year. The 24th overall pick in the draft, Jacobs has 616 yards in the last six games.

Crosby had his best game by far. He had a sack and forced fumble to end Cincinnati's first drive, dropped Finley again in the third quarter and then sacked him twice in the fourth.

Trayvon Mullen made a game-clinching interception in the fourth.

Finley completed 13 of 31 passes for 115 yards.

Jacobs' first fumble of the season set up Cincinnati's only touchdown.

Mixon took a handoff from Finley and started to his right into a wall of defenders, then cut back the opposite direction and scampered into the end zone to give the Bengals an early lead.

Incredibly, it was the Bengals' first rushing touchdown this season by someone other than quarterback Andy Dalton (three). Dalton lost his starting job to Finley after Week 8.

Mixon finished with 86 yards on 15 carries.

INJURIES

In addition to the scary injury to Tate, Cincinnati lost cornerback William Jackson and defensive end Carlos Dunlap to injuries in the fourth.

UP NEXT

Bengals: Host the Steelers next Sunday. Pittsburgh easily won the division rivals' earlier meeting, 27-3.

Raiders: At the New York Jets next Sunday, the first of two straight road games for Oakland.

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