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.
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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.
|Joe Burrow||20.8||23 / 36||242||6.7||2||0||1||101.8|
|Josh Allen||18.2||25 / 42||265||6.3||0||1||1||68.1|