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Five Games Cincinnati Bengals Must Win This Season

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Mar 10, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy holds up his new jersey after a press conference at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills

This year, the Bills retooled completely. It started with the hiring of former Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan jumped ship to Buffalo and immediately began to build a contender. He inherited a top five defense as well as a pretty good offense, yet which still needed improvement.

Ryan first bolstered the running back core, which already featured Fred Jackson, Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown by trading for star running back Lesean McCoy. Ryan then built up the wide receiver core, which already included star-in-the-making Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. Ryan signed X-factor Percy Harvin. Finally, Ryan upgraded the tight end position significantly by giving former Dolphin Charles Clay a huge contract. Lastly, he signed quarterback Matt Cassel to compete with E.J. Manuel for the starting spot.

The game against the Bills is going to be a tough one for Cincinnati. Nevertheless, Cincinnati must win this game. They must get off to a hot start in the coming season, which means they must be at least 5-1 or 4-2 heading into Week Seven’s bye. Beating Buffalo would not only be a solid victory in itself, but would put Cincinnati in prime position to make the playoffs once again.

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