The Buffalo Bills will play the most important game of the season tonight, when they play at the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.

The game features the 12-3 Bills and the 11-4 Bengals, marking the first time in 25 years that a Monday Night Football game matched up two teams with a combined 23 wins or more.

For the Bills, it's simple: win your final two games and you're the one seed in the AFC.

For the Bengals, if they win tonight and have Kansas City lose in week 18, they will be the one seed. The Chiefs can be the one seed if the Bills lose tonight and they win their week 18 game against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Bills can fall all the way to the 3 seed, so tonight is very important if the Bills want that first-round bye.

Despite neither team playing one another since 2019 and the first time the Bills have been in Cincinnati since 2017, the Bengals players sure do feel confident heading into this contest.

On Wednesday, Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd said that they have played better secondaries this season, when asked about the Bills secondary; along with adding in the fact the Bills play a "basic" defense.

Then, Bengals running back Joe Mixon said that Cincinnati is the "big dog" in the AFC.

Mixon then said something interesting about the Bills linebackers, Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds.

"They're good, but they're not the Ravens," said Mixon.

As far as the "big dog in the AFC" quote goes, yes, the Bengals did make it to the Super Bowl last season and beat the Chiefs.

However, that was then and this is now. The Bills and Chiefs both have a better record than the Bengals and Cincinnati didn't play the Bills last season. The Rams also made the Super Bowl and have won 5 games...

I don't know why Mixon would even add fuel to the fire to assume the Bills linebackers are not as good as the Ravens, which do have an elite linebacking core. Mixon and Boyd's comments surely will be brought up once again in the locker room before the Bills head out onto the field.

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