Entering the game Sunday, the Buffalo Bills' matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals had the makings to be a blowout. The Bills lost EJ Manuel for an extended period due to a knee injury and replaced him with Thad Lewis, who had spent the first part of the season on the practice squad. Cincinnati, on the other hand, was coming into Ralph Wilson Stadium off a big win over the New England Patriots and didn't allow Tom Brady to throw a single touchdown.
For most of the game, the Bengals seemed to be in control against the Bills until the fourth quarter, which saw Lewis lead the offense on two touchdown drives and force overtime. The Bills came up short in the end, though, losing 27-24 and must turn their attention to a big divisional matchup against the Miami Dolphins next Sunday.
These are the top five takeaways from the Bills' game against the Bengals.