The third and all-important preseason game often acts a dress rehearsal for the regular season. That will be especially true of the Bengals, as they’ll play this game two weeks before they face the Indianapolis Colts to kick off the regular season.
This will also be one of the most storyline-driven games of the 2018 preseason. Cincinnati ironically helped Buffalo squeak into the playoffs by beating Baltimore in Week 17 last season.
The Bengals and Bills have been incredibly linked since the conclusion of the 2017 NFL season. This may be the first time that AJ McCarron, who signed with Buffalo this offseason, will face the Bengals, though he’s iffy to play with a shoulder injury.
Similarly, former Bengals center Russell Bodine will be facing his former team while former Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn and linebacker Preston Brown do the same.
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