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Dec. 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) and running back Fred Jackson (22) before the game against the St. Louis Rams at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sportsi

Running Backs:

As I have said before, the Bengals backfield has one of the best 1-2 punches in the league. One team that has a better one? The Bills. Spiller and Jackson, despite both being banged up, have combined for 600+ yards rushing, 5 TDs, and nearly 4.4 ypc. While Bengals RBs have also found the end zone 5 times, they have only combined for 418 yards and – thanks to BJGEs putrid 2.9 ypc – are averaging just 3.6 ypc.

Expect the Bengals to key on the Bills run game, keep 8 in the box and make Lewis beat them. Because of this,  don’t expect the Bills RBs to have a big game, but when it comes to skill and production, I still give the Bills the advantage.

Advantage: Bills

 

Wide Receivers:

With AJ Green, it is rare when the Bengals do not have an advantage at the WR position. This Sunday will be no different. The Bills top 2 WRs (Robert Woods and Steve Johnson) have combined for 36 catches, 519 yards and 4 TDs. AJ Green alone has 31 catches for 361 yards and 3 TDs. If Johnson doesn’t play Sunday (family funeral), that will leave Robert Woods as the #1 and 5’11” TJ Graham as the #2 (he of 6 catches for 66 yards).

Not a good combination to begin with, very bad if you are starting a practice squad QB with 1 career game.

Advantage: Bengals

 

Tight Ends:

Scott Chandler is a legitimate NFL TE (18 catches, 204 yds, 1 TD). Jermaine Gresham is a 2-time Pro Bowl TE and Tyler Eifert is a star in the making. Gresham and Eifert are by far the best 2 TE set in the NFL this year and while they have yet to account for a TD (pretty shocking), the have combined for 39 receptions and 417 yards. No disrespect to Chandler, but on this Bengals team, he would be the 3rd TE at best.

Advantage: Bengals

 

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