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Bengals getting gashed on ground by Bills early


Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis (9) looks to hand the ball off during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports


Just as this posted, the Bengals stopped the Bills on 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line.

The Buffalo Bills are off to a hot-start after going 73 yards in six plays on their first possession, capped by a Thad Lewis 3-yard touchdown run to take 7-3 lead and break an amazing streak by the Cincinnati Bengals defense:

By the end of the first quarter, the Bills had 74 yards rushing on just 17 carries, and average of 4.4 yards per touch by the 3-headed attack of C.J> Spill, Fred Jackson and the seldom-used Tashard Choice.

As Josh Kirkendall pointed out, this is very unusual for a Mike Zimmer-coached defense:

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