Bold predictions for Bills vs. Bengals in AFC Divisional Round

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Sunday afternoon, the game of the year finally resumes.

Well, in a way, you could say it resumes.

Rather, the Bills and Bengals will kick off once again, but this time with Buffalo hosting and with much more at stake for each team.

In the AFC Divisional Round, Buffalo and Cincinnati will go head to head for a chance at the AFC Championship Game next week. To win, Buffalo is going to have to make this a slugfest, and that’s exactly what we call for in our bold predictions for the game.

Bold predictions for Bills vs. Bengals: Joe Burrow is sacked seven times

As if it hasn’t been said enough all week long, the Bills absolutely must win this game in the trenches. That’s priority number one. There has been no bigger glaring weakness for this Bengals team in recent weeks than up front with their offensive line.

Down three starting offensive linemen, Cincinnati is going to need someone to step up. Likewise, for the Bills, who have been without All Pro Von Miller for a while now. Since MIller’s injury, it’s been tougher for Buffalo to generate a pass rush.

But, they have talent up front. Between Boogie Basham, Ed Oliver, Shaq Lawson and even Matt Milano coming on some blitzes, the Bills have shown the ability to get to the quarterback in spurts. But, they must do it on the regular.

In this one, they get it done, sacking Burrow a whopping seven times and turning this into an ugly affair.