NFL Divisional Opening Odds: Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills

Written By Brett Gibbons on January 15, 2023
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The Cincinnati Bengals (13-4) visit the Buffalo Bills (14-3) in the AFC Divisional Round Round at Highmark Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3:00 p.m. ET. It’s the first time these teams played in the postseason under their current quarterbacks. It’s also the conclusion of the highly-anticipated Monday Night Football game that was stopped after Damar Hamlin’s medical emergency in the first quarter. The Bills opened as -3.5 (-105) favorites at FanDuel Sportsbook and the Bengals opened at +148 on the money line. Find Bengals at Bills AFC Divisional opening odds below.

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NFL Divisional Opening Odds: Bengals At Bills

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How The Bills Got Here

Josh Allen again pieced together an MVP-caliber season, finishing with similar numbers to last season. Buffalo won their last seven completed games and also upended the Chiefs in Kansas City earlier in the season. The Bills spent most of the season atop Super Bowl 57 odds tables, losing their footing as the favorite entering the postseason as the second overall seed.

While the offense produced fireworks all season long, the defense pulled its weight. The Bills finished the regular season second in scoring defense (17.9 points allowed per game) and the team finished 6-3 in one-score games. All three losses this season where one-score and came before Thanksgiving. They also post a 3-2 record against teams in the playoff field.

Sean McDermott belongs in the Coach of the Year conversation and he’s hung around near the top of odds boards. But with other coaches leading previously-irrelevant teams to the playoffs make this a stiff field.

Buffalo survived a sloppy game chock-full of mistakes to beat Miami 34-31. It may well have been their worst defensive performance of the season, allowing a depleted Dolphins offense to capitalize on mistakes. But, a win is better than a loss and Buffalo is onto the Divisional Round.

How The Bengals Got Here

Joe Burrow and the Bengals followed up a Super Bowl runner-up year with another impressive season. However, it took an ugly win filled with offensive stagnation to advance to the AFC Divisional round. Burrow finished with just 200 passing yards and it took a 98-yard fumble return touchdown by Sam Hubbard to secure the Bengals win.

Injuries are piling up on the offensive line, too. Alex Kappa and La’El Collins were already out, but tackle Jonah Williams exited the Wild Card win with a knee injury. His status moving forward is critical.

Luckily for Cincinnati, the Bills didn’t look much better in their playoff opening game, letting a banged up and far inferior team hang around until the end, as well. But finally, we get our Burrow vs. Allen fireworks show on tap this weekend.

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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