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Top 10 reasons to be excited for Buffalo's Week 5 matchup

Posted Oct 7, 2017

As the Bills get set for their second straight road game, here's the top 10 reasons you should be excited for the matchup.


10. Ohio homecoming

For Bills players Preston Brown, Eric Wood, Adolphus Washington and Jerel Worthy, Buffalo’s Week 5 matchup in Cincinnati will take on extra meaning. Born in the Buckeye state, this group of Bills will look to get the “W” when they go home this Sunday.

9. Our. Kicker. Is. Clutch.

Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka has been on point this season. Living up to his nickname “Hausch Money,” the veteran special teamer recently made NFL history as the first kicker with back-to-back games with multiple 53-yard field goals.

8. Bills fans bring the noise

While it’s no secret that Bills fans are the best fans, they continue to impress with how well they travel. Showing up big in Atlanta and Carolina, we fully expect the Bills bunch to bring the noise in Cincinnati. Way to represent, Bills fans.

7. Huge things from Hughes

Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes has been downright dangerous all season. With three sacks in four weeks, Hughes has proven to be a quarterback’s nightmare. The Bengals will certainly have their work cut out for them when trying to contain this pass rusher.

6. Driving for five

In the NFL, every point must be earned and so far for Buffalo’s competition, they’ve been hard to come by. Allowing 17 points or less through four games, the Bills are striving to make it five for the first time since 2003.

5. History in the making for McDermott

Coming off a big road win, the Bills are looking to secure another against the Bengals. Not only would a victory propel Buffalo to 4-1 on the 2017 campaign, it would solidify Head Coach Sean McDermott in the history books as the first Bills head coach to win four of his first five games.

4. Talkin’ about Taylor

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has received national attention this week for his recent performances. Named as one of Good Morning Football’s “Underappreciated Storylines,” it’s clear there’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to Buffalo’s starting signal caller. Racking up a passer rating of over 105.0 in the last two games, Taylor’s working to make it three.

3.  Embracing the underdog

Although they’re sitting atop the AFC East at 3-1, the Bills know there’s a lot of football left to be played this year. Embracing the underdog role, the team is prepared to do whatever it takes to be successful moving forward.

“We’re continuing to keep grinding away, focusing on our fundamentals and just keeping that hungry attitude each week as we approach game days on Sundays,” said quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

2. Squad goals

Through four games, Buffalo’s secondary has been solid. The unit has tallied six interceptions and made it difficult for their opposition to get it done through the air. With three picks, safety Micah Hyde is leading the League and cornerback Tre’Davious White is top ranked in pass break ups. As a whole, the group has compiled 26 passes defensed – good for third in the NFL. Talk about squad goals.

1. Three-peat

After winning two consecutive games against the Broncos and Falcons, the Bills are going for a three-peat. Time to circle the wagons.

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