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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Bills Bengals preview.

This is a interesting matchup, because at the start of the year, you probably would have though, Oooo boy the Bengals thats gonna be a tough one. But the 2-5 Bengals are struggling, mainly on defense. Where they are giving up a 2nd worst 30.1 points per game compared to the 19.3 points per game the Bills are giving up. The Bengals are also winless on the road this year going 0-3 in losses to Browns, Seahawks and Chiefs.

The Bills and Bengals have played 4 common opponents. In the Steelers, Jets, Patriots and Ravens. Like the Bills, they beat the Jets and Ravens and lost to the Steelers and Patriots. So one can not use logic to decide this outcome. A beats B, But if C beats B. Then A might beat C. Or C might beat A. Don't think too hard you'll hurt yourself.

Interesting Stats and Facts

Buffalo offense rank 31 st with a whopping 13.9 points per game and 246 YPG.
Cincinnati offense rank 5th with 25.3 points per game and 360.9 YPG.

Buffalo defense rank 30th with giving up 383.3 YPG and 46% success rate on 3rd down
Cincinnati defense rank 31st with giving up 385.4 YPG and 43% success rate on 3rd down

The Bengals have not beaten the Bills since the 1988 AFC Championship Game. Going 0-8 during that time span.

Chad Johnson may lead the team in receiving yardage with 731, but TJ Houshmandzedah(yes I looked it up) had the TD lead with 9.

The Bills have a +7 Turnover Margin, yes thats not a typo, and Cincinnati has a -1 turnover margin.

Injury Report

The Bengals have a couple injury issues.
Willie Anderson T Knee will be out
Ahmad Brooks LB Groin will be out
Caleb Miller LB Back Will be out

Rudi Johnson will be back after several games out with a Hamstring injury, Chad Johnson is nursing an ankle injury and Justin Smith has Hamstring issues, but will play

The Bills

Trent Edwards wrist and Leon Joe Back are both doubtful. They won't play in my opinion.

Ryan Denney foot, Ashton Youbouty ankle and Jim Leonhard calf are all questionable. With the Bengals passing attack they need all the D lineman and secondary they can get. So I think they all will play, but I'm not a doctor nor in the locker room.

What the Bills need to do to win.

1. Win the run game. The bengals LB core is hurting and can be taken advantage of. Run Run Run the ball.

2. Big pass plays. With JP Losman in, I say he chucks it deep several times. Make it a record day for Lee Evans. They will need point to beat the Bengals

3. Limit big plays from the Big 2 Recievers. They can't let Chad and TJ hurt them all game, or this one won't be close.

4. The defense must force several turnovers.

5. The offense can not commit a single turnover, no mistakes, can't afford them against this offense.

Interesting tidbit I stole from Chris Brown's Tipsheet.

Rian Lindell[Photo] needs to successfully hit his next extra point attempt to set the NFL record for most consecutive made extra points to start a career. He's currently tied with Tommy Davis (1959-65) for most to start a career with 234.

Mmm, I'm sure that is ammunition for Kevin Pritchard and his man crush on Rian Lindell.

My outlook.

Um I don't know where this game is going. I can see the Bengals beating the Bills by 2 tds. Or I can see the Bills getting out of their offensive funk, because Losman wants to prove something. Honestly I don't care.

Its all warmup til 415 and the half year superbowl. Man I hope CBS is charging through the roof on advertising because a lot of people are watching.

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