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Raiders hold off winless Bengals, improve to 6-4

OAKLAND — The Raiders aren’t going to do things the easy way.

A 17-10 win over the winless Cincinnati Bengals at the Coliseum wasn’t secured until Trayvon Mullen intercepted a Ryan Finley pass in the fourth quarter.

The Raiders improve to 6-4, winning their third straight game.

STUDS

Derek Carr: The Raiders quarterback completed 25 of 29 passes for 292 yards, had a 3-yard TD run and a 3-yard rush for a touchdown with one interception.

Josh Jacobs: Jacobs rushed for 112 yards on 23 carries and kept the chains moving. Both he and Carr had turnovers. He also lost a fumble at the Cincinnati 15-yard line.

Maxx Crosby: The Raiders rookie defensive end had four sacks, including one on the Bengals final drive preceding Mullen’s game-ending interception.

DUDS

Raiders turnovers: After Crosby’s sack of Finley resulted in a fumble and a Raiders ball at the Cincinnati 28, Jacobs had rushes for 4, 7 and 10 yards. On the 10-yard run, however, Josh Tupou’s tackle forced a fumble which was recovered by Nick Vigil.

Cincinnati took over at the 15 yard line and drove 85 yards in 12 plays for the touchdown. Mixon scored the touchdown, reversing his field and scoring from the 3.

In the second half, Jessie Bates read a Renfrow route on third-and-4 and jumped it on an interception of Carr, giving Cincinnati the ball at their 45-yard line. They eventually drove for a 30-yard field goal by Randy Bullock to make the score 14-10.

Raiders pass protection: Carr was sacked ? times, twice by Geno Atkins and once by linebacker Carl Lawson.

Raiders run defense: A week after giving up 102 yards to Melvin Gordon, the Bengals rushed for 173 yards, with Mixon leading the way.

Incognito’s false start: The Raiders had just converted a fourth-and-1 with a 1-yard run by Alec Ingold to the Bengals 1-yard line. Before the next snap, left guard Richie Incognito was called for a false start, pushing the Raiders back to the 6.  They never got closer than the 5 before Daniel Carlson came on to kick a 20-yard field goal for a 17-10 lead.

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