The Divisional Round is probably the best weekend of NFL action of the season and we have a cracking AFC clash between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals from Highmark Stadium, on Sunday evening (20:00 UK time).
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Both teams come into this Divisional Round match up on the back of long winning streaks. The Bills (4/9) have won their last seven straight and the Bengals (9/5) are on a franchise-record nine straight game winning run.
However, both sides squeaked through the Super Wild Card round against sides they were expected to beat comfortably. The AFC #1 seed, Kansas City Chiefs, can only have loved what they saw on their rest week.
If Miami could have eliminated their dreadful timekeeping, it may have been them that were facing off against the Bengals this weekend.
Three uncharacteristic turnovers from Josh Allen saw the Dolphins come back from 17-0, before eventually crumbling to a 34-31 loss.
‘Who Dey’ had their own issues against the Ravens and had to come back in the 4th quarter to a narrow 24-17 win.
It will be interesting to see if either team has a confidence issue heading into this titanic tussle and who will move on to the AFC Championship game.
Buffalo don’t have any serious injury problems, with only Safety Jordan Poyer not practicing, due to a sore knee.
Zac Taylor is still without the injured Alex Cappa and Jonah William and is sweating on the fitness of Cornerback Tre Flowers, who did not participate in practice. D. J. Reader was fit to play, however.
Cincinnati Bengals +5.5 – 10/11
I expect this to be an extremely close game and while I suspect that the Bills will be just too strong at home (where they are 8-1 this season), they will have to work seriously hard to hold off the Bengals.
Joe Burrow has been superb in recent weeks and his LSU connection with Ja’Marr Chase continues to look embryonic.
Buffalo have shown against both Minnesota and Miami they have struggled to contain elite WR’s and Chase definitely falls into that bracket.
This will be a high-scoring shootout but I think Cincy can cover the spread.
Ja’Marr Chase – 1st Touchdown Scorer @ 8/1
As mentioned before, #1 is back to his pre-injury best and is a TD scoring machine at present.
Chase picked up a TD in the Ravens game and caught for another nine in the regular season.
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