Oct 6, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Domata Peko (94) celebrates after his team intercepted the ball against the New England Patriots at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated New England 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-2) AT BUFFALO BILLS (2-3)
Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Broadcast: CBS with Kevin Harlan, as well as former Bengals Solomon Wilcots and Boomer Esiason.
Fresh off of statement win over the New England Patriots, the Cincinnati Bengals are hitting the road to face the Buffalo Bills this week. Having not won a road game this year (0-2), the Bengals will look to avoid a third-straight let down game while playing away from Paul Brown Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Bills have shown a surprising amount of promise in their first five games, having had a chance to tie or win the game in the final minutes of each loss.In what looks to be a wide-open AFC outside of the Denver Broncos, these could very well be two teams fighting for playoff spots.Despite some tough losses, with a win vs Cincinnati this week, Buffalo will be tied with them at 3-3 with a head-to-head win, which could be crucial late in the year if both teams are in the Wild Card hunt.
The advantage will be towards the Bengals though, who enter this game as healthy as they’ve been this year, highlighted by the likely return of cornerback Leon Hall, while on the other side, the Bills will be without their starting quarterback, rookie-sensation E.J. Manuel, and in his place will be Thaddeus Lewis getting called-up from the practice squad.