Two streaking AFC teams will meet in the Divisional Round of the 2023 NFL playoffs on Sunday on CBS and Paramount+. The Buffalo Bills, winners of eight straight, will host the Cincinnati Bengals, who have collected nine victories in a row. This will be the third postseason meeting between the two franchises, with Cincinnati winning both previous games (1981, 1988) on its way to Super Bowl appearances.
Kickoff at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., is set for 3 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Buffalo as a six-point favorite in the latest Bengals vs. Bills odds, and the over/under for total points is 49. Sunday's showdown will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan, which you can try free for 30 days with the promo code PLAYOFFS (expires 1/31/23).
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How to watch Bengals vs. Bills
- Bengals vs. Bills date: Sunday, Jan. 22
- Bengals vs. Bills time: 3 p.m. ET
- Bengals vs. Bills TV channel: CBS
- Bengals vs. Bills streaming: Paramount+ (try free for 30 days with promo code PLAYOFFS)
Divisional round NFL picks for Bills vs. Bengals
Before tuning into Sunday's Cincinnati vs. Buffalo game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up well over $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters the Divisional Round of the 2023 NFL playoffs on an incredible 162-113 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. It is also on a 16-6 roll on top-rated NFL picks since Week 7 of this season.
The model ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Bengals vs. Bills, the model is backing Buffalo to cover the spread. Despite nine straight wins, Cincinnati hasn't been an offensive juggernaut and has been outgained by its opponent in three of its last four games. For the season, the Bengals were outgained in six of their seven games against fellow playoff teams. Recent injuries have ravaged the Bengals' offensive line, which could be down multiple starters on Sunday and make it even more difficult to rack up yards.
Josh Allen and company have the No. 1 third down offense, while Cincy ranks just 20th in third down defense. Buffalo also brings pristine balance into this matchup, as it is one of two clubs to rank in the top 10 in rushing and passing.
Cincinnati is bottom-10 against the pass and was just shredded on the ground over Wild Card Weekend. The Bengals allowed 155 rushing yards to Baltimore, its most given up in 11 weeks, so the Bills should have multiple avenues to move the ball. SportsLine's model has all of these factors contributing to Buffalo covering in over 50% of simulations. You can stream the game here and get 30 days with the promo code PLAYOFFS.
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