Bengals Player Doing Lots of Talking to the Media Regarding Bills
The Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals both played one less game than the rest of the NFL during the 2022 NFL regular season. That was due to the cancelled Monday Night Football game at Paycor Stadium because of Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest.
The two teams finally play one another this Sunday in the AFC's Divisional round. Kickoff is 3 pm on CBS from Highmark Stadium.
Believe it or not, outside of the first few minutes of that cancelled Monday Night Football game, Josh Allen and Joe Burrow have never played against one another. In fact, Burrow has never played against Buffalo, period.
The two teams have two of the best offenses in the NFL, with the Bills having the edge on defense, based on 2022 statistics.
The Bills and Bengals did get a bit chippy in the first three drives, before that January 2nd game was cancelled and even though these two teams haven't played a full game against one another since 2019, the stage is set for a tough game.
Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been in the news this week for his comments in the media.
Mixon first said that the Bengals are the "top dog in the AFC," which is what he said at the end of December, leading into the Bills-Bengals MNF game.
Mixon said back then that the Bills linebackers are good...but they're not the Baltimore Ravens linebackers, referring to Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano; Milano was voted an all-pro this season...
Then on Wednesday, Mixon let it be known it's "disrespectful," that the Chiefs and Bill are selling tickets for the potential neutral site AFC Championship game in Atlanta, which by the way, was the NFL's call because of logistical purposes.
While tickets haven't officially gone on sale yet, Bengals fans can start the process of getting AFC Championship game tickets against the Jacksonville Jaguars, if needed.
The Bengals are good enough to back up their comments to the media, but it's certainly not making Joe Mixon more endearing to Bills fans...and perhaps the Bills players themselves, who I'm sure have been made aware of Mixon's comments this week.