Buffalo Bills: Terrel Bernard among the inactives for AFC Divisional Round

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The Buffalo Bills are set to play their final home game of the 2023 season, whether they win or lose to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round. The Baltimore Ravens won over the Houston Texans on Saturday and will now host the winner of this game in the AFC Conference Championship game next weekend.

Before that game, the Bills will need to get past the Chiefs in what should be another great game in this rivalry. The Buffalo Bills have gotten the better of the Chiefs during the regular season but have lost their last two playoff games.

This week, the Bills will unfortunately be without a key part of their defense as linebacker Terrel Bernard is among the inactives. He suffered an ankle injury last week against the Steelers and while he didn't practice at all this week, he was still listed as questionable.

In the end, it was just not enough time for him to heal up and be available for this game. The Bills will now likely have A.J. Klein starting in place of Bernard but he will have Tyrel Dodson next to him. Dodson missed last week's game after a shoulder injury from the regular season finale.

Rasul Douglas, Taron Johnson active for the Buffalo Bills in AFC Divisional Round

While Bernard is a big loss, the Buffalo Bills have two key parts of their secondary active for this game. Taron Johnson was in the concussion protocol all week but cleared it over the weekend and is available for today's game.

In addition to Johnson, the Bills will have Rasul Douglas back as he missed the game against the Steelers due to a knee injury from the Dolphins game two weeks ago. This is a big return as Christian Benford is inactive and he should be replaced by Dane Jackson.

Buffalo Bills inactives for AFC Divisional Round

  • Alec Anderson (Offensive Tackle)
  • Poona Ford (Defensive Tackle)
  • Terrel Bernard (Linebacker)
  • Christian Benford (Cornerback)
  • Gabe Davis (Wide Receiver)
  • Taylor Rapp (Safety)
  • Baylon Spector (Linebacker)