Bengals vs Bills NFL Divisional Round Injury report: Will the Bengals’ offensive line be full strength?
As the Bengals and Bills head toward their Divisional Round clash on Sunday, we take a look at the final injury reports and what it means for both teams
As the playoffs switch gears from the relatively high coasting of the Wild Card round into the lower grind of the Divisional round, we are left with a familiar story. Familiar if you are a Bengals fan, at least.
Cincinnati is heading into a war, fighting for their lives against a foe who is more than capable of toppling their season, with an offensive line that is held together with masking tape.
The final injury reports of both teams show a stark contrast, with two starting O-linemen out, along with a DB for the Bengals. Over on the Buffalo side of the sheet there are no players out and only two defensive linemen questionable.
The matchup will mean that you can expect the Bills to blitz. A lot.
The only good news for Cincy is that the injuries on the Buffalo defensive line may weaken the assault slightly. But that Bengals offensive line will be tested and pushed to its limit.
The Bengals have been here before. In fact, it has been this way for so long that it may feel as if this is the normal state of play for Cincinnati. Joe Burrow will be hurried and pressured, made to throw with defenders in his face. And since the Bengals don’t really have a running game to speak of, there is no way to keep that second level of defenders on the back foot.
Here are the injury reports for both teams.