Surging Bengals looking for home win against up-and-down Bills
Through the first eight weeks of the NFL season, the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals have three losses, while the Bengals have four wins compared to the Bills’ five. The Bills are 2-2 over their last four games, while the Bengals, in that same stretch, are 3-1, winning three straight. They both won in Week 8. The Bills scored 24 points on Thursday Night Football, and the Bengals scored 31 on Sunday.
Both teams left Week 8 without any notable injuries. Still, both went into the game with several absences, so we’ll have to see how this week of practice unfolds to see who’s in and who’s out. Ahead of Week 9, the Bills placed tight end Dawson Knox on injured reserve.
Bills will face a healthy Bengals offense
With Cincinnati 3-1 in its last four games, it seems as if Joe Burrow’s calf injury is more or less healthy. He threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns in Week 8 on the road against the San Francisco 49ers. Wide receiver Tee Higgins had a solid outing with five catches and 69 yards as he’s recovering/recovered from a rib injury.
Bills looking to eliminate turnovers
Since Week 5, Bills quarterback Josh Allen has thrown an interception in every game. He also added a fumble in Week 7. However, Allen has also had multiple touchdowns in all but two games this season, but he may need to eliminate the turnovers against this new potent Bengals offense. He’ll have a chance to, though, as the Bengals have allowed over 20 points per game.
Bills vs. Bengals odds and betting lines for Week 9
Bills vs. Bengals head to head
|Offense Ranking OFF RNK||4th||27th|
|Defense Ranking DEF RNK||14th||31st|
|Offense Net Yards Per Game OFF NET YPG||383.3||291.7|
|Defense Net Yards Per Game DEF NET YPG||319.9||389.3|
|Passing Yards Per Game PASS YPG||260.9||215.9|
|Turnovers Committed Per Game TOC PG||1.7||0.8|
Bills vs. Bengals player props
Running back props
Bills vs. Bengals injury report: Who’s out, who’s starting
In Week 8, the Bills were without Alec Anderson, Germain Ifedi, Damar Hamlin, Quintin Morris, Baylon Spector, and Kaiir Elam. Dawson Knox and Damien Harris went on injured reserve. The Bengals were without Akeem Davis-Gaither, Jackson Carman, DJ Ivey, and Trey Hill.
Bengals Week 9 injury update: Akeem Davis-Gaither questionable
Bills Week 9 injury update: Dawson Knox sent to IR
|Dawson Knox||Wrist||Injured reserve|