The Buffalo Bills have been in their own end virtually the entire game and while they have generally done a good job of keeping the Cincinnati Bengals off the scoreboard, they are still down 17-14 entering halftime. The Bills offense had bookend drives to start and end the half that have kept them in the ballgame.
Penalties and turnovers have allowed the Bengals to start five drives in Buffalo territory. Andy Dalton has one touchdon pass when IK Enemkpali missed a tackle and allowed the running back to gain the end zone. Cincy's second touchdown came on an untouched 17-yard run from Giovanni Bernard. Despite just 122 yards from the offense, the Bengals hold a lead.
EJ Manuel isn't in danger of creating a quarterback controversy. His accuracy has been suspect all day with underthrown balls costing the Bills opportunities throughout the afternoon. LeSean McCoy has been excellent in his return, busting off a 33-yard rush on his first carry and pacing the Bills offense with 11 carries for 61 yards. The Bills' scores came on a QB sweep, with Manuel crossing the goal line untouched, and a pass from Manuel to Watkins late in the half.
Cincinnati gets the ball to start the second half.