Josh Allen is the Bills’ QB.

Kendis MacLeod, Sports Writer

The Bills and the Bengals went up against each other Sunday, January 22nd, after their last matchup against each other was canceled. Tyler Bass kicked the ball off to the Bengals and began the end of the Bills season.

The Bills lost by 17 points to the Bengals with the final score being 27-10.

The Bengals surprised everyone when they were able to beat the 14-3 Buffalo Bills by 17 to advance to the AFC Championship. The Bills have had a promising season and were even projected to go to the Super Bowl, but the team’s chemistry was not transferred to the playoffs as Stefon Diggs was showing frustration towards Josh Allen.

Allen threw 25/42 for 265 yards, one rushing touchdown, one interception, and a passing rating of 81.1. The Bills defense had one of their worst performances this season against the Bengals allowing 412 yards and no turnovers and only forcing the Bengals to punt twice.

There were many huge factors the Bills defense was missing that ultimately led to the Bills loss.

“The Bengals were missing three starting offensive linemen, but that seemed not to matter. The Bills were without defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, who is a big part of what they do against the pass and the run. But the Bengals are playing guys below the starter level in the league,” says Matt Parrino in an article from Syracuse.

The Bills offense was another big reason that led to the Bills’ downfall. The team was able to have 325 yards total as a team which was 87 yards less than the Bengals. Stefon Diggs had four receptions for 35 yards, with the running back (Devin Singletary) having more receiving yards than Stefon Diggs.

The offensive was a nightmare too, with Allen getting pressured almost immediately every time the ball was snapped. The offensive line looked like a bunch of rookies and was only able to allow an average of 3.2 yards per carry with Devin Singletary and James Cook running the ball.

“Whether the Bengals were blitzing or just rushing four, the Bills’ offensive line barely was able to hold up to allow Allen time to make plays in the passing game. In the run game, there was virtually no push up front, and the Bills averaged just 3.2 yards per carry between Devin Singletary and James Cook,” says Matt Parrino in an article from Syracuse.

Ultimately it’s the end of the Bills season, and Allen is not happy about it.