Randy Moss: Bengals are going to win if the Raiders can't stop Joe. Joe Mixon, that is

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    American football player, wide receiver
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The Cincinnati Bengals, the 2021 AFC North champions, play the Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL Super Wild Card Weekend on Saturday in the first game of the NFL postseason.

With kickoff set for 4:30 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium, the pregame prognosticators had most of day to debate if the Bengals will or won't snap an eight-game losing streak in the playoffs that started in 1991.

The started the show with a quick first impression of the game.

“They got to take their show on the road," said NFL Hall of Famer and ESPN Countdown analysis Randy Moss. "My eyes are on the running back Mr. Joe Mixon. Can the Las Vegas Raiders get off of blocks and be able to tackle this man? If not ... man, the Cincinnati Bengals are advancing to the next round. Who Dey?"

How did Joe Mixon do in the first meeting against the Raiders?

Mixon rushed for 123 yards on 30 carries in a 32-13 Bengals win in Week 11.

The Bengals went from worst to first this season, improving from 4-11-1 to 10-7 and won a division where every team had at least eight wins. The Pittsburgh Steelers finished second in the division and will play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Matt Hasselbeck said Derek Carr will play key role in Bengals vs. Raiders

But the Raiders haven't won a playoff game in 19 years. ESPN Countdown analyst and former NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said the key to the Raiders is quarterback Derek Carr.

"(Carr) has to be incredible,” he said. "Run the ball but don’t take the ball out of his hands."

The Bengals this is the first playoff game since the end of a five-year stretch in 2016 where the Bengals made the playoffs every season. But only a handful of players were on the last team to make the playoffs.

Who did ESPN Countdown pick to win?

  • Randy Moss: Bengals

  • Matt Hasselbeck: Bengals

  • Rex Ryan: Raiders

  • Tedy Bruschi: Bengals

How the Bengals got to the playoffs

Week 1: Bengals 27, Minnesota Vikings 24

Week 2: Chicago Bears 20, Bengals 17

Week 3: Bengals 24, Steelers 10

Week 4: Bengals 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 21

Week 5: Green Bay Packers 25, Bengals 22

Week 6: Bengals 34, Detroit Lions 11

Week 7: Bengals 41, Baltimore Ravens 17

Week 8: New York Jets 34, Bengals 31

Week 9: Cleveland Browns 41, Bengals 16

Week 11: Bengals 32, Raiders 13

Week 12: Bengals 41, Steelers 10

Week 13: Los Angeles Chargers 41, Bengals 22

Week 14: San Francisco 49ers 26, Bengals 23

Week 15: Bengals 15, Denver Broncos 10

Week 16: Bengals 41, Ravens 21

Week 17: Bengals 34, Kansas City Chiefs 31

Week 18: Browns 21, Bengals 16

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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Bengals playoff predictions vs. Raiders on TV

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