The Buffalo Bills had a chance to jump back into first place in the AFC East on Sunday night with a road win against the Cincinnati Bengals, but more offensive struggles led to a frustrating 24-18 loss, dropping their season record to 5-4.
Buffalo scored on its first possession, but then the offense disappeared until late in the fourth quarter when it was too late, something that we have seen quite a bit this season.
On top of that, the injuries continued to pile up on the defensive side as starting middle linebacker Terrel Bernard left the game in the second quarter with a concussion, and cornerback Christian Benford did not play in the second half due to a hamstring injury. Despite that, the defense did enough to keep the team in the game.
Josh Allen completed 26-of-38 passes for 258 yards with one touchdown and an interception. Allen also ran for a score and finished with 44 yards on eight carries.
Stefon Diggs caught six passes for 86 yards and a touchdown, which came in the fourth quarter. Dalton Kincaid set career highs in catches (10) and yards (81).
GAME RECAP LINKS
- Bengals 24, Bills 18 | Final score, game highlights + stats to know (BuffaloBills.com)
- Buffalo Bills fall out of AFC playoff picture with Sunday night loss (BuffaloRumblings.com)
- 5 takeaways from the Bills’ 24-18 loss to the Bengals (BillsWire.com)