The Cincinnati Bengals‘ road matchup against the Buffalo Bills is expected to be the most exciting game in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Both of these teams entered the 2022 season with Super Bowl aspirations and they’re both now just two wins away from reaching the sport’s biggest game.

Earlier this month, we got a short preview of this matchup, albeit in Cincinnati. The game was rightfully canceled in the first quarter due to Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest (thankfully he continues to improve and has been around the team some in Buffalo). The Bengals were leading 7-3 when the game was postponed.

When the two teams get together on Sunday afternoon, it’ll be the Bills who will have home field advantage. And with snow in the forecast, it’ll certainly be an advantage for Buffalo.

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Dec 17, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) throws the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday, some ESPN NFL writers made their prediction for the game.

Seth Walder and Eric Moody both picked the Bills to beat the Bengals on Sunday.

Moody has the Bills winning 27-24 while Walder has Buffalo winning 31-20.

ESPN’s Football Power Index gives the Bills a 65.2 percent chance of winning.

Ultimately, those predictions mean nothing. If anything, it’s just added motivation for the Bengals — a team that seems to thrive on perceived slights.

All we know for sure is that this is going to be an exciting matchup between two of the NFL’s brightest young stars in Joe Burrow and Josh Allen.

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