|Written by Michael|
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The Buffalo Bills won their first game of the season last Sunday vs. the Detriot Lions. The final score, 14-12. Unfortunately, they sacrificed running back C.J Spiller along the way, as he suffered a hamstring injury that has kept him out of practice this week. Defensively the Buffalo Bills are a decent team but they are giving up 178 yards on the ground and now their passing game has picked up the pace.
The Buffalo Bills are fresh off their first win over the Detroit Lions and the Cincinnati Bengals lost another game in which they gave up 17 points to start the game against the high octane offense of the Indianapolis Colts. The die was cast on the Cincinnati Bengals long before the season started but the one surprise on the team has been Terrell Owens who is in a contract year.
Carson Palmer and Terrell Owens are great for fantasy football owners but they are not winners. The Cincinnati Bengals offense has struggled early in games and then they have loaded up their stats towards the end of games in garbage time. They almost made a valiant comeback against the Pittsburgh Steelers in their AFC North battle two weeks ago but their lack of a sustained running attack caught up with them.
The Buffalo Bills defense has given up yardage on the ground but their corners help keep offenses in check on deep routes. Paul Posluszny is the man in the middle for the Buffalo Bills and he keeps the opposing NFL offenses from taking advantage of the Buffalo Bills defense over the middle. Drayton Florence has done well for himself on a last place team and can be counted on with the occasional defensed pass. The Cincinnati Bengals offense has a slight edge over the Buffalo Bills defense.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has given the Buffalo Bills fans hope for the future with some great games including his 374 yards against the Baltimore Ravens. Fitzpatrick has made use of his unknown weapons such as Steve Johnson and Lee Evans. In the back field, CJ Spiller is aching to get the majority of the carries of Fred Jackson but this may be the perfect way to use Spiller and acclimate him to the NFL slowly.
The Cincinnati Bengals defense has been solid and has their share of hard hitters on the defensive line and over the middle. Dahani Jones and Ray Maualuga have been one of the best linebacker tandems in the NFL and have been one of the only shining spots on the Cincinnati Bengals defense. The Buffalo Bills offense holds the edge over the Cincinnati Bengals defense.
Sportsbook lists the Bengals are the minus 5 ½ point favorites with the over under at 44.