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Can the Bills snag another tough road win before their bye week?

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While winning and losing may be the bottom line in the NFL, a team’s overall record doesn’t always tell its story. As the 3-1 Buffalo Bills head into the Queen City to take on the 1-3 Cincinnati Bengals, the Vegas odds makers feel like the Bengals are the better bet. The Bills open as 3 point underdogs to the Bengals, which is an indication of how talented Cincinnati actually is. After stumbling to a horrific 0-2 start where they failed to score a touchdown, the Bengals fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese. Since then, they have scored 55 points in two games, and could very well be 2-2 had they not blown a huge lead on the road in week three against the Green Bay Packers.

For Buffalo, they will have to win without two starters for sure, as Jordan Matthews and Ramon Humber have each been ruled out with injured thumbs. E.J. Gaines, who injured his groin in last week’s victory over the Atlanta Falcons, is listed as questionable. Cordy Glenn, who has missed the team’s last 6 quarters with a recurrence of a nagging foot/ankle issue,m practiced in full on Friday, but he may not be able to participate in the entire game, either.

The Bills have a great opportunity to go into their bye week at 4-1, but they face a difficult task against a tough Bengals squad. Here’s to continuing the streak of solid Bills football to discuss!