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

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Cincinnati Bengals v Buffalo Bills
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Offensive line vs. Defensive Line

This is a matchup that sort of reminisces to last season in the divisional round, where most of the Bengals' offensive line was injured and the Bills' defensive line still severely underperformed as they couldn't get any pass rush at all. It seemed as if the Buffalo offensive line was hurt while the Bengals defensive line pressured Allen on 32% of snaps, where Allen couldn't do anything all game. 

This year, besides the Patriots game, the Bills' offensive line has performed a lot better so far this season and maybe will be able to match up with the Bengals' pass rush. The Bills also have a revamped run game led by James Cook, which is something the Bengals' defense has struggled to stop this season, where their defense has given up the 3rd most yards-per-carry, along with the 9th most rushing yards.

The Bengals' offensive line has its struggles, so that's something that the Bills' defensive line will have to take advantage of, especially with a defense that's tied for 2nd in the NFL in total sacks. Overall the Bills' d-line must get pressure on Burrow if they want a good chance to win this game.