Through two quarters, the Buffalo Bills are tied with the Cincinnati Bengals, 10-10. Through a rainy first half, the Bengals took an early lead when AJ Green beat Tre’davious White for a 77 yard touchdown. The Bills settled down after that play, as the teams traded field goals, and converted a Micah Hyde interception from a tipped Andy Dalton pass into a Tyrod Taylor touchdown pass to Brandon Tate. The Bills were able to get the ball back with 2 minutes and three timeouts remaining, but the drive stalled at midfield with fewer than 20 seconds remaining.
Players on both sides have been suffering injuries in this game. The biggest story is Bills tight end Charles Clay. After being tackled low on a sideline reception, Clay went down for an extended period of time before being assisted to the trainer’s tent. He was later carted to the locker room with a likely knee injury.
Bills cornerback Leonard Johnson also left the game and is questionable to return. He’s dealing with a hamstring injury, and he was replaced by rookie cornerback Greg Mabin. The Bills are down to three healthy cornerbacks, though both Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer have experience playing corner in the NFL.
On the other team, the Bengals are also down a few players. Cornerback Adam Jones is questionable to return with a back injury, and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick left with a shoulder injury and didn’t return.
The Bills will get the ball to start the second half. If they want to extend their winning streak to three games, they’ll need to outplay the Bengals in the second half. We’re talking about it in here.