The Cincinnati Bengals are coming home after getting their first win of the season. They will have a chance at winning their first game at home this year after losing the first two in Cincinnati this year. The Bengals will be hosting the Buffalo Bills who are somehow 3-1 this season.
Injuries are likely to impact this game as the Bengals are without Tyler Eifert, John Ross, Ryan Hewitt and Derron Smith due to injuries. Meanwhile, the Bills are without EJ Gaines, Jordan Matthews and Ramon Humber.
The Bengals’ 31-7 win over the Browns last week was just what the team needed as far as a confidence boost. The team still has plenty of areas to improve upon though. The running backs struggled outside of Giovani Bernard’s 61-yard touchdown catch before halftime. Also the Bengals need a receiver not named A.J. Green to step up.
Still, Andy Dalton had his best day of the season throwing four touchdowns and completing 25 of his 30 pass attempts. Tyler Kroft also broke out and caught two touchdowns
The Bills shipped off Sammy Watkins and Stephon Gilmore before the season. They were star players on both sides of the ball for the Bills, so naturally the move made people think this team was on the route to tank during the 2017 season. They now sit at an impressive 3-1 with wins over the Broncos and Falcons in the past two weeks. They now sit atop the AFC East with the Patriots and Jets both sitting at 2-2.
This game is huge for both teams. The Bills need this game to keep a lead against the Patriots. They also are still looking for some respect as they opened the game as a three-point underdog to the Bengals.
If the Bengals win this game they will enter their bye week at 2-3. They will have plenty of time to prepare for the Steelers in Week 7, which could end up being a huge momentum swing if the Bengals could get to 3-3.
It is time to see if the Bengals have turned a corner after their poor start.
How to watch:
Game: Cincinnati Bengals (1-3) vs Buffalo Bills (3-1)
Date/Time: Sunday, October 8th, 2017 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Series Leader: Bills lead 16-12
Streak: Bills have won three of the last four
Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (3-6), Sean McDermott (0-0)
TV Broadcast: CBS broadcast with Tom McCarthy (play-by-play), Steve Beuerlein (analyst) and Steve Tasker (analyst). The game will air in the Bengals home market on WKRC-TV (Channel 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Channel 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington, Ky.
Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).
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Weather: High 70s; Drizzle and rain throughout [NFL Weather]
Odds: The Bengals open as a 3-point favorite. [Vegas Insider]
Uniforms: Orange Jersey with black pants; The Bengals are 4-0 (.500) in that combination since 2004.