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Bills Links, 10/6: Buffalo needs to avoid a letdown heading into the bye

Despite being an underdog, the Bills are slowly starting to turn heads across the NFL.

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As the Buffalo Bills continue to redefine themselves as a team this season, Sunday’s game is a pivotal game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Despite being an underdog on the road, many fans expect a Bills victory following impressive victories over the Broncos and Falcons.

The game heading into the bye week can often be seen as a bit of a “trap game”, as players could be looking forward to some well-deserved off time. Head coach Sean McDermott often talks about focus, and this will be another test in the early stage of his coaching tenure.

Today’s edition of the Bills Links has news on Shaq Lawson, Zay Jones, Preston Brown, and much more.

Buffalo Bills Week 5 injury report: Shaq Lawson getting closer to return |
Lawson's Week 5 outlook is improving.

How do the Bills match up with the Bengals? - The Bills Beat with Joe B. and Matthew Fairburn
The latest Bills Beat with Joe B. and Matthew Fairburn is now available.

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Should you believe in this year's Bills? - The Buffalo News
Start your morning with the latest from One Bills Drive and beyond. Nick Veronica gets you up to speed in our daily newsletter.

Preston Brown: "We know we're still the underdog" -
"Bills LB Preston Brown talked about the team overcoming its underdog title and returning to his hometown in Cincinnati this weekend."

Sean McDermott confident in Buffalo Bills wide receivers - Democrat & Chronicle
Jordan Matthews' injury has further depleted the Bills' wide receiving corps, but coach Sean McDermott still likes who's in the wide receiver room.

Will Buffalo Bills enter bye week, at 4-1 and 7 more things to watch versus Bengals |
The Bengals are better than their record indicates.

NFL Week 5 picks: Experts torn on Bills vs. Bengals winner | Bills Wire
Experts can't agree on the outcome of the Week 5 matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.

7 reasons why you need to jump on Bills’ bandwagon | Bills Wire
"If there's a time to jump on the Buffalo Bills bandwagon, it's now. Be the first to say you knew the Bills would be great this year."

Bills vs. Bengals: 5 burning questions ahead of Week 5 clash | Bills Wire
"The Buffalo Bills face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5, so we caught up with Bengals Wire to ask 5 burning questions about the game."

Bills Today: Yarbrough amazed by Hughes' play -
Here's the Bills news of note for Oct. 6th.