The Buffalo Bills barely escaped Nashville with a win thanks to some magic from Tyrod Taylor, but they didn't come out unscathed. Taylor's status is very questionable for Sunday, Aaron Williams is already out, and the only fully healthy running backs are Boobie Dixon and Boom Herron, as of Wednesday's practice. Oh, and the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals are coming to town, fresh off a comeback victory over last year's NFC champions.
This Bengals roster is one of the strongest in the NFL, from top to bottom. They have a great offensive line, a receiving group stacked with big targets, two viable running backs, and a quarterback playing the best football of his career. The defense is no slouch either, with Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap leading the way, and they even have a dynamite return game powered by Adam Jones. It will take the return of players like Sammy Watkins just to give Buffalo a chance to win this game, and Rex Ryan is already calling for fans to make the stadium into a playoff atmosphere in hopes of tilting the odds. If you're not one of the lucky fans with a ticket to this game, we have the information you need to keep up with the game, wherever you are.
Cincinnati Bengals (5-0) at Buffalo Bills (3-2)
- Game time: Sunday, October 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
- TV: CBS affiliates in southern Ohio, Kentucky, the Northeast, and the Atlantic coast (coverage map)
- Commentators: Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
- Radio: WGR 550 (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 and 950AM (Rochester), WKRL 100.9 (Syracuse), FAN 590 (Toronto), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network
- Announcers: John Murphy, Mark Kelso, Sal Capaccio
- Online: NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL.com Game Center
- Bills injuries: Full injury report is released on Friday. Taylor, LeSean McCoy, and Watkins were all limited practice participants on Wednesday, though Watkins says he's ready to start this week. Karlos Williams is still going through the concussion protocol. Aaron Williams was placed on IR-DFR with continued complications from his earlier neck injury. The team signed Josh Bell to add safety depth. Several other players were limited in practice on Wednesday.