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

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Cincinnati Bengals v Buffalo Bills
AFC Divisional Playoffs - Cincinnati Bengals v Buffalo Bills / Cooper Neill/GettyImages
2 of 4

Buffalo Bills corners vs. Cincinnati Bengals receivers

The Bengals arguably have the best wide receiver trio in the entire NFL. One of those receivers is Ja'Maar Chase, who is arguably a top 5 receiver in the NFL. Tee Higgins is the Bengals' number 2 but can be number 1 on almost any other NFL team. Don't forget about Tyler Boyd, a top slot receiver in the league who can match up with any slot corner in the NFL.

Though recently as of October 31st, the Bills would make a trade for Packers' cornerback Rasul Douglas, who's a solid pickup, considering that he's a veteran who fits the Bills' scheme. Although Douglas may not suit up on Sunday night if he does, he will be a big help in the secondary for this game and the rest of the season going forward.

The Bills' young secondary has been struggling against covering NFL receivers, and matching them up against the NFL's best trio will be a very tough task, especially when a talent like Ja'Marr Chase is against a young Christian Benford or Dane Jackson. It would be much more suitable for the defense to have Douglas, Benford, and Johnson as the top cornerbacks coming into this game.

Overall, the Bills' secondary will have to step up and try to at least take Chase out of the game, since Joe Burrow usually struggles when he's not able to get the ball to Chase.