NFL Week 9 has the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals headlining the action on Sunday Night Football. The Bengals look to keep up their three-game winning streak while the Bills look to get redemption for last year. It was Cincinnati who knocked Buffalo out of the playoffs in the divisional round then.
Will the Bills get redemption? Or, will the Bengals keep their momentum going? We will take a look at the most likely outcome.
Buffalo Bills Vs. Cincinnati Bengals Odds and Match Details
DraftKings Sportsbook provides all odds.
Fixture: Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals
Date and Time: Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 8:20 p.m. EST
Location: Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 50 Degrees, 4 mph wind
Field Surface: Turf
Buffalo Bills Vs. Cincinnati Bengals Injury Report
- Josh Allen (QB)-Shoulder: Probable
- Quintin Morris (TE)-Ankle: Probable
- Damar Hamlin (S)-Illness: Questionable
- A.J. Klein (LB)-Back: Questionable
- Joe Mixon (RB)-Chest: Probable
- Devin Harper (LB)-Hamstring: Probable
- Orlando Brown Jr. (T)-Groin: Questionable
- Trey Hendrickson (DE)-Ankle: Questionable
Buffalo Bills Key Stats
The Bills have certainly been a streaky team this season. They suffered a surprising loss to the Jets in their season opener. Then, they won three straight and scored at least 37 points in each of those games. However, it has gone south since then.
Buffalo has not covered a spread in their last four games. They have also averaged just under 21 points per game in that stretch. Regardless, they still managed to tread water during that stretch with a 2-2 record in those games.
Running the ball has been a problem for the Bills this season. They have only had someone run for 100 yards once this season. It does not help that QB Josh Allen is currently dealing with shoulder problems and RB Damien Harris is on injured reserve.
Cincinnati has a bottom-five rushing defense so far this season. If the Bills can take advantage of this with James Cook, it could be a good night for them.
Cincinnati Bengals Key Stats
Much like the Bills, the Bengals have been a streaky team this year. Cincinnati started the season with a lousy 1-3 record. However, they have gotten back on track since then and have won their last three games.
QB Joe Burrow was dealing with a calf injury early this season. He tried to play through it but it was clearly impacting his performance. Just how much better has he gotten during this winning streak?
Burrow had two touchdown passes through his first four games. He has eight in his last three games. Burrow did not have a completion percentage higher than 67% in his first four games. Since then, he has had 78.3%, 68.6%, and 87.5% respectively.
The Bengals also averaged just over 12 points per game in the first four weeks of the season. They have averaged just over 27 points per game during their current winning streak.
Right now, I simply believe the Bengals have more momentum than the Bills. They look like they are back to their normal selves while Buffalo has had to tread water in their last four weeks. I believe Cincinnati will show us why they have made deep playoff runs the last two years on Sunday night.