Bengals Schedule: 5 games that absolutely must be in primetime in 2022

Leigh Oleszczak
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2. Buffalo Bills

The Bengals will face the entire AFC East this year but even if they weren’t, they’d have to square off against the Bills in 2022 anyway due to both teams finishing first in their respective divisions.

Of all of the difficult teams the Bengals had to knock off to reach last season’s Super Bowl, they were able to avoid the feisty Bills, a team that America has come to love in recent years. Buffalo narrowly fell in the AFC Divisional Round to Kansas City after the Chiefs were able to get down the field and score in 13 seconds to tie the game.

Fortunately, the stripes get the Bills at home in 2022 and there’s absolutely no reason why this game shouldn’t be in primetime. It’ll pit two of the best young quarterbacks in the game against each other and it’ll also be a matchup between two of the best teams in the AFC.

The only reason I didn’t put this at No. 1 is that there isn’t any history between these teams from the season prior. On that note, No. 1 shouldn’t come as a shock.