The Bills have faced some stout defenses this year and another one comes to town on Sunday. The eighth-ranked Bengals unit will certainly try to take advantage of the fact the Bills have Thad Lewis at quarterback, making just his second career start.
The Bills have relied on the running game much of year, with C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson finding success against tough defenses. Buffalo is third in the NFL in rushing yards per game.
More of the same would help take the pressure off Lewis, but Spiller figures Cincinnati will try to force Lewis to be the one to make the big plays, or the big mistakes.
"We know going into this game what this defense going to do," Spiller said. "They're going to come in, they're going to stack the box, they're going to want to stop the run and they're gonna make Thad beat them. I told Thad he should embrace that challenge for teams to come up and do that and say you're going to have to beat us to win this game."