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Bengals Defeat Bills, 27-10

Just a few weeks removed from Damar Hamlin’s life-threatening incident in Cincinnati, the Bengals and Bills met on the field once again. The visiting Bengals wasted no time proving that they were the better team this time around. Just as they did a few weeks back, the Bengals raced out to an early lead. Joe Burrow connected with Ja’Marr Chase for a 28-yard touchdown on the opening possession of the game, and found Hayden Hurst for a 15-yard score eight minutes later to extend Cincy’s lead to 14.

Cincinnati’s offense slowed down a bit over the next two quarters — it didn’t score another TD until 1:17 remained in the third quarter — but it didn’t matter. The Bengals held Buffalo to 10 points, and blanked the Bills in both the first and fourth quarters. On this day, the Bengals proved to be far superior. Buffalo will have a lot of decisions to make in the offseason.

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