3 areas the Buffalo Bills need to win vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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The Bills cannot afford to turn the ball over multiple times

One of the things that killed Buffalo in their Wildcard win over Miami is the turnover battle. The Dolphins turned it over twice, but that was a given. Miami was starting their third-string quarterback who also happened to be a rookie with very little experience. Skylar Thompson threw two picks himself.

But, on the other side of the field, it was Josh Allen who struggled to maintain consistency, as he has during different points of the season. Allen threw two costly interceptions and fumbled once. That fumble was obviously returned for a big touchdown that gave the Dolphins the lead.

By saying the Bills cannot afford to turn it over multiple times, it’s really saying that Allen cannot afford to turn it over multiple times. Overall, this offense is a fairly disciplined group. It’s Allen who has been the one to turn it over more often than anyone else, and that’s not just talking interceptions of course. Allen’s fumbles have been costly this season, just take a look back at the Vikings game.

Burrow and the Bengals offense is not a unit to mess around with. If the Bills give it away multiple times, expect Cincinnati to take full control of the momentum with each opportunity. This is the postseason, and Allen has to be on his ‘A’ game, period.

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