10. Bengals 34, Bills 21
Cincinnati’s Week 6 matchup with Buffalo was a solid game. While EJ Manuel was given the starting nod in place of the injured Tyrod Taylor, making the game a little less exciting, the Bengals got the job done against the Bills.
Andy Dalton played one of his best games of 2015, tallying 243 yards passing and three touchdowns. Dalton’s passer rating on the game was an impressive 118.6. Marvin Jones picked up 95 yards receiving and a touchdown, Tyler Eifert and Jeremy Hill added receiving touchdowns and Giovani Bernard took eight carries for 50 yards and a touchdown.
The game never seemed particularly close, as Cincinnati never lost the lead after the second quarter. For this reason, it’s hard to justify putting this game up higher on the list. But Dalton’s spectacular performance, coupled with a solid defensive performance (two sacks, three tackles for loss, five pass defenses and an interception) definitely made this game a pleasure to watch.
Adam Jones‘ 49-yard kickoff return, Darqueze Dennard‘s interception and a huge day from Kevin Huber (all three of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard-line) were just icing on the cake in what was a great game. The Bengals couldn’t afford to lose to Buffalo in this game, and they didn’t–they took care of business.
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Despite this game having the most potential to be a midseason trap game, the Bengals got the job done and preserved their undefeated record through their bye week.
For more on the Bengals’ Week 6 win, make sure to check out the game recap.
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