The Cincinnati Bengals will be on the road to face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 22nd at 1pm EST.
The Bengals are coming into this game with an 0-2 record after receiving a beatdown at the hands of the 49ers this past week as they lost 41-17. The Bengals defense was nonexistent as they gave up 572 yards and the offensive line gave quarterback Andy Dalton very little time to do anything or let plays develop. Also, for the 2nd straight week, Joe Mixon was limited in the run game and was only able to gain 17 yards on 11 carries. A few bright spots were wide receivers Tyler Boyd and John Ross, Boyd had 10 catches for 122 yards and Ross had 4 catches for 112 yards and a late garbage-time touchdown in the 4th quarter.
The Bills are coming into this game 2-0 after beating the New York Giants by a final score of 28-14. The Bills defense came up with 2 interceptions against Eli Manning and the Giants while Josh Allen did not turn the ball over and had both a touchdown pass and a rushing touchdown. Frank Gore also had 68 yards rushing for the Bills on 19 carries and had a touchdown and Isaiah McKenzie had a receiving touchdown. Some of the bright spots for Buffalo on the offensive side were wide receivers Cole Beasley and John Brown, Beasley had 4 catches for 82 yards and Brown had 7 catches for 72 yards.
If the Bengals want to get their first win of the season, they have to get better offensive line play especially with regards to run blocking. They have been too one-dimensional offensively due to not having much of a run game. Defensively they need to rebound from last weeks poor showing by not giving up the boundaries and simply tackling better.