Buffalo Bills: Top 5 non-divisional matchups on 2023 schedule

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This is another one that will probably be on prime-time somewhere. This is a big game within the conference for both teams. We know the recent history between these two teams with the Damar Hamlin situation on national TV, to the embarrassing loss at home to the Bengals in the playoffs.

The Bengals might be one of the cockiest teams in the league. A lot was said leading up to, not just the playoff game, but also the regular season game that was never finished. The Bengal fans followed the Bengals; arrogant example and were equally chatty on social media. Don't get me wrong, I know some Bills fans can get pretty bad too, but of all the opponents and their respective fan bases that I experienced last season, the Bengals took the cake.

Don't get me wrong, the Bengals are a good football team and well deserving of the recognition and lofty expectations. They are very much in the conversation to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, despite some key losses, particularly on the defensive side of the ball.

The winner of this one will have the tie-breaker advantage with the head-to-head win, which is going to be huge in the AFC for all of these teams. The Bills will be looking to this game as redemption or revenge, while the Bengals are looking to prove they are the better team, despite beating the Bills handily last season.