Bills Playoffs: An inside look at Divisional Round from a Bengals expert

Buffalo Bills, Joe Burrow (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills, Trey Hendrickson
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After losing Von Miller for the season, the Bills have had an inconsistent pass rush. One thing the Bengals do boast is a monster up front who just made his second-straight Pro Bowl.

7. Give us your one Bengals player who will be the X-factor and why. 

“I’ll go with Trey Hendrickson on the defensive side of the ball. Josh Allen turned the ball over 3 times in the Wild Card game and that made the game closer than it needed to be. If Hendrickson is consistently applying pressure against a bad o-line, Allen is going to make a mistake or two. That could be the break the Bengals need to win this game.”

8. How about a game prediction?

“This won’t make Bills fans happy but I honestly don’t think this game will be close. The Bengals have looked really good during their winning streak while the Bills have looked sloppy. Give me a 38-24 Bengals win.”

Leigh may believe the game won’t be close, and it very well could go that way. But, again, it’s all up to the offensive lines on both sides. The protection of these two quarterbacks (or lack thereof) might be the deciding factor. Beyond Diggs, Chase, Hendrickson and all other playmakers on both sides, it’s the two quarterbacks and their ability to stay upright which will determine the outcome of this game.

May the best team win!

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