The Buffalo Bills entered the 2022 season as the favorites to win Super Bowl 57, but the dream came to a crushing end on Sunday.
Buffalo fell 27-10 at home to Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals at the snow-filled Highmark Stadium on Sunday. It marks the second straight year in which the Bills were eliminated in the Divisional Round, an unexpected step back after getting to the AFC Championship Game two seasons ago.
Speaking to the media after the game, Bills quarterback Josh Allen quickly summarized the gut-wrenching defeat that ended his team’s season.
“Everything that happened this year is kind of null and void in our minds,” Allen said, per Ben Volin of The Boston Globe. “It sucks.”
The Bills’ high-powered offense couldn’t get much of anything going against the Lou Anarumo-coached Bengals defense. As they did in last year’s AFC Championship Game against Patrick Mahomes, the Bengals often rushed three and used eight men in coverage. As a result, the Bills couldn’t get their usual explosive plays going.
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Joe Burrow had another field day on offense for the Bengals, completing 23 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns. Allen had 265 passing yards but threw an interception and was held to one rushing touchdown in the loss.
Cincinnati will visit the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead next Sunday.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.