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Top 10 reasons to be hyped for Bills-Bengals


10. Bills after the bye

After a much needed bye week, the 4-5 Bills are back and ready to take on the 3-5-1 Bengals on the road. Aiming to break a three-game losing streak, the Bills have proven successful throughout franchise history when coming off the bye. Overall, the team holds a 16-11 record in the category.

9. White on white

It'll be a white on white look for the boys this week as they travel to Cincinnati. Here's a peak.

8. Ohio homecoming

There are several players on Buffalo's roster that have Ohio roots. For Cincinnati native Preston Brown and former Ohio State Buckeyes Cardale Jones and Adolphus Washington, the road trip takes on extra meaning. What better way to celebrate a homecoming, than with a Buffalo win?

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6. Shady's ready to rock

Well, he said it himself. Shady McCoy can't wait to get back on the field. After a week of rest, Buffalo's premiere back is ready to hit the ground running to help get the Bills back on track.

5. Mr. Big Stuff could be back in the mix

Working his way through a groin injury, Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is doing what it takes to get back to Buffalo's starting lineup. With head coach Rex Ryan optimistic for his return against the Bengals, it could be a long day for Cincinnati signal caller Andy Dalton.

4. Bring on the competition

The competition has been tough this week at One Bills Drive, as Buffalo's defensive backs look to lock up starting jobs. One thing is for sure, whoever secures the top spots will be hungry to contribute.

3. AFC test

With seven games left, the Bills are preparing to make a stretch run to get into the playoffs. With the majority of Buffalo's wins coming against NFC opponents this season, the Bills will need to make an impact in the conference for a chance at a postseason berth. The Bengals will be a tough test, but the Bills are confident they'll pass.

2. Sack Lawson going for a three-peat

Bills rookie linebacker Shaq Lawson has definitely made his presence known in Buffalo's defense since getting his first start in Week 7. Recording a sack in each of Buffalo's last two matchups, Lawson will work to keep his streak alive in Cincinnati.

1.  Offense is heating up

Outcome aside, Buffalo's offense turned up the heat in their Monday night primetime performance. Compiling 30 first downs and 425 total net yards, the Bills proved efficient both on the ground and through the air. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor showcased his ability to sustain drives and wide out Robert Woods recorded a career high 129 yards receiving. With the offense in sync, expect the unit to bring the heat against the Bengals.

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