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Josh Allen had no intention of keeping anyone waiting Wednesday.That included members of the media seeking to hear Allen's first public reaction two days after the Bills announced he would start in Buffalo's preseason game Cheap Carlos Dunlap Jersey against Cincinnati on Sunday.Upon completing extra work after practice, the quarterback skipped through the fieldhouse doors, then jogged toward a large group of reporters gathered outside the locker room. Apologizing for being late, the 22-year-old was still trying to catch his breath while attempting to put this week's developments into perspective."It's crazy to think about, definitely, but I'm not going out there to try to prove why I'm the starter or whatever the case may be," Allen said. "This is an opportunity for me, and I'm not going to take it lightly. But at the same time, I'm here for whatever the team needs, and I'm just going to try to do my job."Allen did his best to de-emphasize the significance his first preseason start represents by calling it "just another game."If only it were so simple for a player the Bills traded up five spots to select with the seventh pick 鈥?the highest draft position the franchise has used to choose a quarterback.In the four months since, the Wyoming product has gone from a raw prospect requiring time to develop behind either free-agent addition AJ McCarron or returning backup Nathan Peterman, to having a realistic shot at being the team's season-opening starter.Allen's opportunity comes after showing gradual signs of improvement through the first weeks of training camp, which carried over into Buffalo's first two preseason games.In a preseason-opening loss to Carolina on Aug. 9, he showed off his strong arm, but was erratic by finishing 9 of 19 for 116 yards and a touchdown while overseeing the third-string offense.On Friday, Allen went 9 of 13 for 60 yards and a touchdown in leading the second-stringers on scoring drives 鈥?including two field goals 鈥?on each of his three series during a 19-17 win at Cleveland .Rather than not revealing the starter until an hour before kickoff, as coach Sean McDermott did the two previous weeks, the Bills announced Allen would start against the Bengals in a message posted on their Twitter account Monday evening.McDermott said the difference in his approach was to provide Allen a chance to experience what a normal NFL week during the regular season would resemble."It's just him dipping his toes in the water, if you will, of what that looks like on and off the field," he said. "How he handles his teammates. How he handles the meetings. How he handles the interviews. That's all part of what comes with that starting quarterback position."McDermott wouldn't divulge how long Allen might play Sunday, or commit to whether he has a chance of securing the starting job with a good outing.Peterman will serve as the backup, while McCarron's status is uncertain after he hurt his right throwing shoulder against Cleveland. McCarron returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday after missing the previous two sessions.All eyes will be on the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Allen, who is being asked to fill a position that's remained unsettled since Hall of Famer Jim Kelly retired following the 1996 season. Allen's two touchdown passes showed glimpses of his potential.Against Carolina http://www.bengalscheapstore.com/cordy-glenn-jersey-cheap , he zipped the ball between two defenders in hitting Ray-Ray McCloud III for a 14-yard touchdown. Against Cleveland, Allen avoided the pass rush, stepped up in the pocket and flicked his wrist to hit Rod Streater in the back of the end zone for a 2-yard score."You definitely can see the poise, definitely see the elusiveness," Streater said of Allen. "All those things are going to come to him. It has come to him now. But he's going to grow even more in the future. It's exciting to see him grow."One step at a time, Allen said."I was happy with the performance, but I'm not content," he said, referring to the game Friday. "Just trying to learn from every little mistake on the field, and even learn from every success, too."Question marks remain regarding a player who has had limited experience with Bills starters and has yet to face an opposing team's starting defense. Asked how much the pace of the game has slowed down, Allen provided a candid response, saying: "I guess we'll find out come Sunday." In what will be the biggest game of the Bengals’ season so far, the team’s primetime matchup with the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium will have something for everyone’s taste. How will Cincinnati’s quarterback play under the lights with a narrative chasing him? Can the team’s most explosive offensive weapon remain healthy to help out his quarterback? What about the young pass rusher who has flashed but hasn’t put together a full game yet?There are plenty of names to watch for when the Bengals take on the Chiefs, but here’s the five that will attract our attention the most and who the team is relying on to bring home a win.Andy DaltonEvery week now, the Bengals have a chance to win because of their quarterback. In seven in and a half years of the Dalton era, how many times could we comfortably say that?Dalton’s 94.4 passer rating and 6.39 adjusted net yards per attempt place him 14th and 15th in the NFL respectively due to the boom the passing game has seen this season, but his consistency is what has kept the Bengals competitive all year against a decently tough strength of schedule. And while he already played well in one primetime game this year, the Sunday night stage is one that Dalton’s Bengals have yet to conquer.It’s been three years since the Bengals have been featured on Sunday Night Football, but the last time they were, Dalton played well enough for them to win. Against the Cardinals in 2015, Dalton threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns and finished with a passer rating of 99.8. The primetime narrative has played itself out and over the last few years, playing under the lights hasn’t been as big of an issue for the Bengals quarterback as the narrative would make it seem. Now, Dalton gets to go up against the defense that is in the bottom three in the NFL in expected points added. The Bengals aren’t going to win this game if they can’t keep up with the Chiefs offense, and that falls on Dalton’s shoulders. He should have little problem doing so http://www.bengalscheapstore.com/clayton-fejedelem-jersey-cheap , but it’s just another hurdle he and the team have to get over.John RossHelping out Dalton will be Ross, who should be active for the first time since Week 4 against the Falcons when he scored his second touchdown of the season.When the Bengals offense struggled to sustain drives against the Dolphins, it was obvious the lack of a deep threat crippled the Bengals enough where 112 yards from A.J. Green wasn’t enough to score more than 13 points on offense. They did better against the Steelers a week later, but Ross’ absence paved the way for Cody Core and Josh Malone to play and do absolutely nothing as compliments to Green and Tyler Boyd.Ross’ durability issues are an annoyance from an outsiders perspective, but his impact on the offense is worth dealing with it. With a clean week of practice under him, he should be salivating for a chance to go up against a weak Kansas City secondary to, once again, get back on track.Sam HubbardThe Bengals defensive line remains talented even with defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow on injured reserve, but some of that talent needs to be producing at a more consistent rate. Hubbard is no exception.10 of the Bengals’ 13 sacks have come from Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap, along with the majority of pressures too. The three other sacks have come Carl Lawson, Shawn Williams and Hubbard. While we all expected more than one sack from Lawson by this point, he’s still accumulating consistent pressure on the quarterback. Hubbard cannot say the same, despite similar opportunity against the pass. Hubbard has a chance to put a solid game together against a Chiefs interior offensive line that’s playing a backup at right guard and will likely be playing a backup at center. Collapsing quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ pockets from the inside will be crucial to limiting him, and Atkins can’t do it alone. Hubbard needs a big game.Jordan EvansThe most underwhelming part of the Steelers game last week was how lost the Bengals’ linebackers looked. There was a reason why Evans was starting for Vontaze Burfict in the first four games of the season instead of Vincent Rey. The second-year player provides at least some sense of athletic ability when playing in space over the veteran Rey, but you could see that mental mishaps still limited his effectiveness. Perhaps this was why Rey filled in for Nick Vigil last week when he went down with a knee injury.In predictable fashion, Rey played terribly and Evans was once again forced onto the field to salvage anything at the position. Vigil will remain out for the next few weeks and Evans will once again see playing time in relief, this time at SAM linebacker instead of WILL when he replaced Burfict. This will give him plenty of meetings with tight end Travis Kelce entering his zone. Tony McRaeWilliams has a chance to play in this game, but Darqueze Dennard will miss the matchup. Because of this, the team promoted cornerback KeiVarae Russell off the practice squad and subsequently waived wide receiver Auden Tate. Russell will help the depth in the secondary, but McRae will get the call to start in the slot once again.When the Steelers saw McRae take over for the injured Dennard, they went after him multiple times and eventually won the game because of it. A lack of communication with McRae and William Jackson mixed with a bad play call by defensive coordinator Teryl Austin led to the Steelers’ game-winning touchdown. Fortunately for McRae, his day was about as bad as Dennard’s was, and how he responds against a much more formidable opponent will be significant.The Bengals need McRae to hold his own when matching up with whomever the Chiefs put in the slot. His competence will allow the Bengals to stay in their nickel personnel to counter the Chiefs’ passing game and keep their best pass rushers on the field. If he can’t perform up to expectation, it could be Darius Phillips’ turn to try until Dennard returns.

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