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Here is the transcript from Bills coach Sean McDermott's postgame press conference: Q: How much does it change the game plan when Charles Clay gets hurt early in the game? A: “It’s never easy to lose a player like that — like Charles — but you adjust. That’s what you do. You adjust, and it’s the next man up. Mostly, I think Nick (O’Leary) di…

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Brandon Tate spent five seasons with the Bengals and was the franchise's career leader in combined kick and punt return yards when he was released at the end of training camp in 2016. Tate, now in his second season with the Bills, returned to Cincinnati on Sunday and caught a touchdown. It was his first reception of the season and his first TD reception since October 20…

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Bills vs. Bengals: 28 games all-time. Bills record: 16-12 (.571). First game: On Sept. 22, 1968, the Cincinnati Bengals bested the Bills in their first ever head-to-head matchup, 34-23. Their defense was much better than 34 points allowed might indicate, as they allowed just 201 yards of total offense —nearly 40 percent of which came on an 80-yard touchdown run …

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First-down deep post to A.J. Green Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton has taken a couple deep shots per game on first-down plays per game this season. His pass protection has been inconsistent, and the first-down, play-action fake gives him a bit more time. This one went for 50 yards to star A.J Green against Houston in Week Two, despite the fact the Texans essentially …

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How dire are things with the Bengals sitting at 1-3? How important is Sunday's game against the Bills? Check out the start of this column from Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer (boldface his): THE SEASON IS NOW for the Cincinnati Bengals. They’ve (barely) survived the fetal-position portion of the schedule, and this week the proceedings get dire. That’s w…

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Big Play Breakdown: Bengals Counter Run The counter has been a staple of the Cincinnati offense for years, and the Bills' defense will have to contain it in Sunday's game. It does not usually go for a long touchdown. But Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) broke it for a 74-yard score against Cleveland last season. Thurman Thomas probably gained 3,000 yards on this pl…

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Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis Opening comments “The Bills are playing really good football. Offensively, they’ve been impressive. They’ve really done a great job of not turning the football over. They’ve been very productive on third downs, which is key. They’ve converted 40 percent of their third downs. That’s what stands out. Obviously (Bills QB) Tyrod …

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The Bills announced Wednesday on their Twitter feed that they will be "white hot" for Sunday's game in Cincinnati, going with the white uniforms. https://twitter.com/buffalobills/status/915562162264825858 So, the Bengals have opted for orange jerseys and black pants. As noted by Cox Media Group reporter Jay Morrison, the Bengals have never lost in that uniform combo.…

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Cincinnati Bengals rookie defensive end Carl Lawson will be facing the Bills on Sunday minus two teeth. For some reason, Lawson was not wearing a mouthpiece when he went to sack Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer. As he made the tackle, he saw the teeth go flying. They were later spotted by a Cincinnati Enquirer photographer in a small jar on the sideline. …

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Seen and heard around Ralph Wilson Stadium before Bills-Bengals… Nice threads: Easily the most ridiculously dressed fan at Sunday’s game was this soon-to-be-married Toronto-area teacher who donned a Bengals cheerleader outfit at the behest of the guys in his wedding party. “I decided nothing,” said Jeremy, who understandably declined to give his last name. The o…