The Cincinnati Bengals made droves of analysts and so-called experts look foolish after dismantling the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Round.

Down a handful of starters on the offensive line, nobody gave Cincinnati much of a chance against the Bills’ vaunted defense. However, the Bengals’ front protected Joe Burrow throughout the game, while also paving the way for the rushing attack.

Earlier in the week, Super Bowl champion and former Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle was one member of the media who predicted a Bills beatdown. Needless to say, Weddle whiffed on that presumption.

“They’ve got zero chance against the Bills,” Weddle said on Fanduel TV’s Up & Adams. “They can’t protect Joe. They’re playing without any linemen. This is a top five defense, it’s gonna be a tall task.”


In reality, the Bengals’ makeshift offensive line looked like it had been playing together for the whole season. It was the Bills’ offensive line which struggled throughout the day, especially against the blitz.

There will be plenty of deleted tweets and apologies issued over the next 24 hours. Weddle can find solace in the fact that he isn’t the only one who discredited the Bengals. After all, they will surely multiply as Cincinnati gears up for an AFC Championship Game rematch on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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