Buffalo Bills: 3 key matchups against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 9

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Cincinnati Bengals v Buffalo Bills
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The Buffalo Bills will travel to Cincinnati on Sunday night after a much-needed bounce-back win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bills will also have a much-needed mini bye-week, as they will have a week and a half to prepare for their next matchup against the Bengals, especially considering Josh Allen's throwing shoulder that was aggravated during the Bucs game.

During this period, there will be many teams that will make last-minute trades to try and revamp some much-needed positions. The Bills are looking at a couple of players to trade for, one of them being the Bears' talented cornerback Jaylon Johnson. Whether or not the Bills pull this trade-off, they still have to consider the talent they are going against.

The Bengals look like their old selves after a slow start, winning their last three games. Their last game would be a dominating 31-17 win against a talented 49ers team, where Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase would connect 10 times for 100 yards and a touchdown. Despite their 4-3 record, the Bengals look like one of the best teams in the league, which will be a tough matchup for the Bills.

Depending on how the trade deadline concludes, the Bills still have some key matchups that will have to be focused on to win, especially with an offense as talented as the Bengals.