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ReFocused, NFL Preseason Week 3: Cincinnati Bengals 26, Buffalo Bills 13

Cincinnati Bengals 26, Buffalo Bills 13 Analyst Takeaways Quarterback Andy Dalton looked sharp throughout.
While wide receiver John Ross may have stolen the show with his touchdown, it was the sharp, decisive and accurate play of Dalton that should excite Bengals fans.
There was some good and some bad from rookie center Billy Price.
The Bengals defense held them to third and long on a couple of occasions in the second half, but they were unable to force them off the field.
They were also unable to force turnovers, though they should have picked off rookie quarterback Josh Allen in the first half and came close to picking off backup Nathan Peterman in the second half.
The Bills’ offensive line struggled to keep rookie quarterback Josh Allen upright for the majority of the first half.
It seemed as if every pass attempt of Allen’s was under pressure which resulted in the Bills being unable to sustain long drives.
It was only preseason but the Bills’ starting corners (Vontae Davis and Tre’Davious White) struggled in the first half.
Cincinnati: The Bengals were solid in pass protection and their quarterbacks made good decisions and accurate throws.
Buffalo: Despite the improved performance in the second half, the first half was the story in this one, as the Bills failed to protect Allen which resulted in zero points.

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Aug 26, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) looks to throw a pass during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills on Sunday evening, 26-13 continuing the third full week of preseason action in the NFL.

PFF’s ReFocused series this season features immediate takeaways and a key to the victory from two Senior Analysts who graded the performance, watching every player, on every play of the game. For more data and analysis from the game, utilize our Premium Stats 2.0 dashboard to expand your knowledge on the key players, signature stats and much more.

FINAL SCORE

Cincinnati Bengals 26, Buffalo Bills 13

Analyst Takeaways

Quarterback Andy Dalton looked sharp throughout. While wide receiver John Ross may have stolen the show with his touchdown, it was the sharp, decisive and accurate play of Dalton that should excite Bengals fans. The timing, velocity, and location on his touchdown to A.J. Green was a thing of beauty.

There was some good and some bad from rookie center Billy Price. He can…

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