This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.
-It was a rough look for Andy Dalton the vast majority of his game against Buffalo, but yet again he provided salvageable fantasy production with meaningless garbage time numbers. You love to see it, as do owners of Tyler Boyd, who demonstrated a high floor with six catches for 67 yards on 11 targets in a tough setting. With six catches for a team-leading 88 yards on 10 targets, Auden Tate may have displaced Damion Willis as the second starting outside receiver. The second-year player out of Florida State was a seventh-round pick last year and lacks explosiveness (4.68-second 40, 31-inch vertical, 112-inch broad jump), but he was reasonably productive in college and possesses a huge frame (6-foot-4, 228 pounds, 33.75-inch arms).
-Joe Mixon finally got going, catching both targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in addition to taking 15 carries for 61 yards. It was a legitimately efficient showing on the road against what might be one of the league's better defenses.
-Josh Allen started hot but struggled to maintain his momentum until a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter. He finished 23-of-36 for 243 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, and perhaps most importantly maintained a hyper-efficient connection to Cole Beasley (eight catches for 48 yards on 10 targets) and John Brown (four catches for 51 yards on five targets). Rookie tight end Dawson Knox got involved with three catches for 67 yards and a touchdown – his first since high school – but