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NFL Divisional Round Game Recap: Cincinnati Bengals 27, Buffalo Bills 10

Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Boogie Basham (55) tackles Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) during the first quarter of an AFC divisional round game at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals dominated the Buffalo Bills in Sunday's divisional-round matchup, beating them 27-10 to secure a place in the AFC championship game.

Offensive spotlight: Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow went 23-of-36 for 242 yards, two scores and no interceptions, finishing the game with one big-time throw and zero turnover-worthy plays.

The former No. 1 overall pick started the game with nine straight completions for 105 yards and the game's first score and was clinical in the short to intermediate range all night, going 13-of-18 for 130 yards and a score on passes thrown between 1 and 19 yards downfield.

Defensive spotlight: Veteran pass-rusher Trey Hendrickson recorded one hit and four hurries on first review, good for a 26.1% pass-rush win rate. Bills edge Boogie Basham was every bit his equal, though, recording four hurries and a sack (which was later nullified due to a penalty) for a 41.7% pass-rush win rate.

Rookie spotlight: Bengals second-round cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt saw six targets in coverage but allowed just three catches for a mere 20 yards. He didn't allow a single first down and made two key plays — one a drive-ending pass breakup against Gabriel Davis, the other a game-ending interception.

Offensive line spotlight: Pressures were seemingly easy to come by in this one. While neither offensive line was charged with a sack on first review, these two units did combine to allow 29 total pressures — Buffalo's front five was responsible for 17, and Cincinnati's was responsible for 12.

Box Score

Passing
CINCINNATI BENGALS
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Joe Burrow 20.8 23 / 36 242 6.7 2 0 1 101.8
BUFFALO BILLS
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Josh Allen 18.2 25 / 42 265 6.3 0 1 1 68.1
Rushing
CINCINNATI BENGALS
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Joe Mixon 23.3 20 105 5.2 1 16 0
Joe Burrow 20.8 6 31 5.2 0 21 0
Ja'Marr Chase 17.4 1 3 3.0 0 3 0
Samaje Perine 11.4 7 33 4.7 0 11 0
BUFFALO BILLS
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Josh Allen 18.2 8 26 3.2 1 6 0
Devin Singletary 11.2 6 24 4.0 0 7 0
James Cook 1.3 5 13 2.6 0 8 0
Receiving
CINCINNATI BENGALS
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Joe Mixon 23.3 3 2 18 6.0 0 13
Ja'Marr Chase 17.4 8 5 61 7.6 1 28
Hayden Hurst 16.9 6 5 59 9.8 1 18
Samaje Perine 11.4 5 5 31 6.2 0 11
Tee Higgins 5.8 4 3 28 7.0 0 11
Tyler Boyd 3.3 2 1 23 11.5 0 23
Trenton Irwin 2.3 2 1 13 6.5 0 13
Mitchell Wilcox 1.9 2 1 9 4.5 0 9
BUFFALO BILLS
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Dawson Knox 11.5 7 5 65 9.3 0 32
Devin Singletary 11.2 8 5 38 4.8 0 17
Stefon Diggs 7.5 10 4 35 3.5 0 16
Cole Beasley 6.3 4 3 33 8.2 0 11
Khalil Shakir 6.0 2 2 40 20.0 0 23
Gabe Davis 5.4 4 2 34 8.5 0 25
Isaiah McKenzie 3.0 2 2 10 5.0 0 8
Quintin Morris 1.6 2 1 6 3.0 0 6
Nyheim Hines 1.4 1 1 4 4.0 4.0 0

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