5 takeaways from Buffalo Bills 24-18 loss against Cincinnati Bengals

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5.) First opening touchdown drive since Week 4

The last time the Buffalo Bills’ offense drove down the field and put the ball in the endzone was back in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins. The unit managed to respond to the Bengals’ opening touchdown with one of their own.

On the opening drive for Buffalo, Allen connected with Stefon Diggs and Dalton Kincaid twice, and Khalil Shakir once. One of the connections between Allen and Diggs was a simple dump off route where Diggs managed to take it 34 yards and set the Bills up in a great position to get on the board. 

For the past month, the Buffalo offense started out slow and it delayed any kind of momentum to begin. That was not the case on their first drive in this game. This is what is expected out of the offense when they have the quarterback they do, as well as the weapons that are surrounding him.

4.) Josh Allen’s interception streak continues

While the Bills started great in the first quarter, the start of the second quarter was the opposite as Buffalo was the first team to punt the ball first, as well as Allen throwing an interception to cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt. With this interception by Allen, not only did it cost the Bills a drive to tie the game at 14, but it extended Allen’s streak of interceptions to five consecutive games, which is a career high for Allen.

Turnovers have been a big problem for the Bills as of lately and it continued early on against the Bengals who have now extended their takeaway streak to six consecutive games.