Trentwannabe Posted December 27, 2022 Share Posted December 27, 2022 The Last 5: 2019: Bengals 17 @ Bills 21 2017: Bills 16 @ Bengals 20 2016: Bills 16 @ Bengals 12 2015: Bengals 34 @ Bills 21 2013: Bengals 27 @ Bills 24 OT Road teams have won 3 of the last 5 but the home team has won the last two. 3 of the last meetings have been won by 4 points in each game. Buffalo leads the all time series 17-15 Bills offense: Despite what the national media will tell you, the Bills can and do run the football effectively. Last week showed that perfectly as both James Cook and Devin Singletary scored on the ground and rushed for a combined 205 yards on just 23 carries. They’ll need more games like this heading into the playoffs. Dawson Knox has finally become a part of the offense lately and should be considered the second option in the passing game behind Diggs, who’s been quiet lately. Gabe Davis continues to be a headache. The OL has improved lately, specifically Ryan Bates who whether he’s at C or G has been very good. The health of Mitch Morse remains to be seen for this weeks game. Josh Allen lives for the big moments and knows how important this game is. I expect to see his legs involved early to get him settled in. Bills defense: Rousseau and Epenesa are looking like the duo the team hoped for when they drafted them in back to back years. Rousseau length is effecting the run game and QBs in ways that don’t show up on the stat sheet. AJ has quietly put together a 6.5 sack season including 3 in the last 4 games. Edmunds and Milano continue to be one of the best LB duo in the league. How they interrupt the middle of the field and slow down the run game this week will be key. The Bills still haven’t lost when Jordan Poyer is in the lineup. Every week Tre White looks more and more like himself. Elam needs to be starting. Benford is eligible to come off IR and play this week. This is possibly the biggest and deepest test at WR they’ll face. Conclusion: Two juggernaut AFC teams fighting for playoff seeding in the second last week of the season on Monday night football. The NFL could not have asked for anything more. Could this be a playoff preview? I’ll stick with the 4 point win total and go with the road team who’s defense I trust more. Bills 30 Bengals 26 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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