On defense, the Bengals had four sacks, upping their season total to eight, all of which belong to defensive linemen. End Duane Clemons has four. Quarterback pressure has improved in the past two weeks, but the Bengals could not get to quarterback Drew Bledsoe on the Bills' last two possessions, when he led them to a game-tying field goal and a touchdown in overtime.
The rush defense has improved the last two weeks, but Travis Henry provided enough of a running game, with 85 yards, to keep the Bills in the game in the second half.
There were no major blowups in the kicking game. Peter Warrick's 30-yard punt return set up the field goal that gave the Bengals a late 16-13 lead. Shayne Graham made 3 of 4 on field goals. Average drive start was plus-4 yards.
Looking ahead to the final 11 games, Lewis had this to say. "We have a chance to shape our own destiny. We've played some good teams, so they say. I think other than the Chiefs, everybody else is about where we are right now."