As of right now, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson is a game-time decision. I know I am stating the obvious here but the Bills need Johnson to play in order to have a chance at defeating the Cincinnati Bengals.
Buffalo’s passing game is already not anywhere close to where it needs to be. In fact, the team ranks 28th in the league with an average of 196.0 passing yards per game. The Bills will need all the help they can get considering the Bengals have done a good job of slowing down any air attacks this season. Keeping Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady at bay is certainly no easy task.
It is hard to say if Johnson will be able to go. The good news is several members of the organization are confident there is a chance he will suit up.
“We’ve been working with Stevie during the week and talking to him to see how he’s feeling both physically and mentally,” head coach Doug Marrone told Buffalobills.com. “We just have to get him here face to face so our doctors can look at him and I can sit down with him and see where he’s at from a mental standpoint.”
Johnson is physically dealing with an issue with his back while he also is mentally dealing with a death in his family.
The Bengals field a very talented secondary, which means Johnson’s presence could be the major difference in the outcome of the game. The fact that he is capable of stretching the field could do wonders for the offense.