The Buffalo Bills are seeking a signature late-season win against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night at Paycor Stadium.
But the Buffalo secondary picked up an injury early on in a game where he’ll need all the help he can get against an elite Bengals receiving corps.
Bill’s cornerback Taron Johnson was eliminated in the first quarter after being hit in the upper body on a block by Bengal tight end Hayden Hurst in the third play of the game. The team announced he was being checked for a head injury after being taken back to the dressing room. His return is in doubt.
He was down for a while before being helped to the sidelines. The nature and nature of the injury was not immediately clear prior to the bills being announced.
After Johnson was eliminated, the Bengals quickly scored. Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow found receiver Tyler Boyd for a 14-yard touchdown to cap a five-play 75-yard drive. The Bengals showed they are ready against the current AFC No. 1 by taking a quick and early 7-0 lead.
This season, Johnson has 61 solo tackles and one interception. He has played all five of his NFL seasons in Buffalo since the team selected him in the fourth round in 2018. In his potential absence, the Bills will rely on Tre’Davious White and Jordan Poyer for the secondary school.
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