Buffalo Bills: 5 reasons why upcoming game vs. Bengals is crucial to win

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Cincinnati Bengals v Buffalo Bills
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2.) The start of tough portion of schedule

Oh do the Bills have a schedule that is tough in November going into December…The last three weeks, the Bills had games where they should have cleaned up their performance from Week 5, but it turned into two down to the wire plays on defense and one loss to a then one-win team. They have nine regular season games remaining, with two of them being the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers (both with losing records). 

The rest of their opponents have winning records and they still have to play the rest of the AFC East again. It’s not to say that 5-3 isn’t bad, but being 5-3 with having to go up against teams like the Bengals, Jets, Eagles, Chiefs, and Cowboys is no cakewalk. The Bills need to set the tone for the rest of the season by showing that teams should fear to play them, not the other way around.