Big Game Series - Cincinnati Bengals @ Buffalo Bills October 16, 2015 09:00

The standings so far...

Win Loss
Alec 5 2
Maryanne 4 3
Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday, October 18, 1:00 PM EST on CBS

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The Match-up

The Cincinnati Bengals keep on rolling and are one of six teams remaining in the NFL at a perfect 5-0. Andy Dalton (a.k.a the Red Rifle) has been one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and the Bengals can credit much of their success so far to the big arm of their field general. The running back situation has been in flux through the first quarter of the season as neither Gio Bernard nor Jeremy Hill have emerged as the number one back. The Buffalo Bills made the decision as the season began to start Tyrod Taylor over former first round draft pick EJ Manuel, and so far, they have to be happy with his success. There have been a host of changes this year in Buffalo with new head coach Rex Ryan and star running back LeSean McCoy coming in, and with a 3-2 start to the season, the Bills could have postseason plans in their future. Unfortunately for the Bills though, I think they will have to wait until week 7 for win number 4 as the Bengals are really hot right now, and the Bills secondary won't be able to keep up with the array of weapons streaking down the field. 

The Prediction

Buffalo Bills - 14
Cincinnati Bengals - 28

 -Alec  

Cute Guy Watch 

Last time we featured the Bengals, our friend Pat was disappointed in my choice to feature an adorable bear and tiger rather than an actual NFL player. Pat - This one goes out to you.

Our choice for the Cute Guy this week is Giovani Bernard, running back for the Bengals. Not only is he nice (VERY nice) to look at, but he's also humble and has an amazing life story that you should read here. If that article doesn't pull on your heart strings enough, check out this one, where Gio hangs out with elementary school children while promoting literacy. Cue the aww's and flowing tears that there are still good people in this world.... Good, attractive men. Meow.

Giovani Bernard Cincinnati Bengals NFL

Mascot Match-up

It's difficult to pair the Buffalo and the Bengals into a real matchup this week since I'm already favoring my hometown team. The Buffalo mascot is pretty terrifying so I give them an A for effort on the scare strategy. Although their horns could do some serious damage, I think the Bengals are going to continue to roar and use their claws to take their sixth victory home. Who dey... Rawr.

Tailgate and Cheer in Style

The temperature this weekend in Buffalo, New York is expected to be in the mid 40s!! If you find yourself feeling the chill, we have plenty of items to get you warmed up. Here is what we recommend to cheer on the Buffalo Bills:

Royal blue and white infinity scarf Buffalo Bills NFL  Royal blue red and white hat beanie Buffalo Bills NFL

And this is what we suggest for the Cincinnati Bengals:

Orange black and white infinity scarf Cincinnati Bengals NFL  Orange and black hat beanie NFL Cincinnati Bengals

Don't forget to tag #BundleUpBGS on social media this weekend for a chance to have your picture featured on the blog next week!

-Maryanne

How will you be cheering on your favorite team this weekend? Will you be tailgating with friends, or watching from inside the comfort of your own home? Leave us a comment below!