Cincinnati Bengals versus Buffalo BillS.
The Bengals try to avoid an 0-3 start as they travel to Buffalo to face the 2-0 Bills.
Buffalo is a 6-point favorite in this one with an over/under of 44.
Offensively to the Bengals, they have relied on the passing game under quarterback Andy Dalton,
who has thrown for 729 yards and four touchdowns.
His primary targets John Ross III and Tyler Boyd have combined for 29 receptions and 452 yards.
Dalton has been sacked six times and could see significant pressure from a Buffalo defense….
that has five sacks and allowed only 218 yards passing per game.
Cincinnati has had a tough time on the ground, rushing for only 59 yards and a paltry 1.8 yards per attempt.
They should have a bit more success against the Bills, who have given up 139.5 yards and 4.7 yards per attempt.
The Bills have shown a balanced offense so far but could rely on the passing game more with running back Devin Singletary’s status in question with a hamstring injury.
Josh Allen has completed 64 percent for 507 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
John Brown has been the primary target, hauling in 14 for 195 yards.
Cole Beasley remains a reliable third down option, catching nine for 123 yards.
Should the Bills be forced to run, veteran Frank Gore has struggle to under three yards per carry on 30 attempts.
However, going up against the Bengals could be just what he needs. Cincinnati has been torched on the ground for 165.5 yards per game.
Buffalo has the edge in the kicking game also.
Stephen Hauschka has converted on his only field goal attempt and all six extra points.
Randy Bullock is just 3-of-5 on field goals tries, missing on both attempts from beyond 40 yards.
Cincinnati hasn’t shown they can top anyone defensively and that is unlikely to change on the road this week.
The Bills don’t have the most potent offensive but will have plenty this week.
While the Bengals will eventually get in the win column, it won’t be this week.
Ill take the OVER in this game with the Bills to win and cover.