It’s safe to say that Tom Brady will test the Bills’ secondary more than Mac Jones did during New England’s 14-10 win over the Bills this past Monday night. With Jones putting the ball in the air just three times, the Patriots handing the Bills their fifth loss of the season while dropping them to the seventh spot in the AFC standings.
If Buffalo is to avoid falling further down the AFC’s pecking order, it will need a win on Sunday against the defending Super Bowl champions, who are 9-3 and riding a three-game winning streak. We’ll preview the game along with giving our prediction for Sunday’s outcome. Here’s how you can follow the action in real time.
How to watch
Date: Sunday, Dec. 12 | Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
TV: CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (click here)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Buccaneers -3.5, O/U 54
When the Bills have the ball
Despite their underwhelming record, the Bills are receiving another impressive season from quarterback Josh Allen, who has scored 29 total touchdowns this season while completing nearly 66% of his passes. Along with continuing his strong rapport with Stefon Diggs, Allen has strengthened his connection with tight end Dawson Knox, who is tied with Diggs for the team lead with seven touchdown catches despite missing two games with an injury. Allen has teamed up with Devin Singletary and Zack Moss to form the NFL’s 14th-ranked rushing attack.
Tampa Bay’s defense has been largely up and down this season. It has feasted against weaker offenses but has at times struggled to defend formidable units. A constant has been its run defense, as Tampa Bay has allowed the second-fewest rushing yards in the NFL. The unit continues to be led by linebackers Devin White (100 tackles), Lavonte David (77 tackles), Shaquil Barrett (7.5 sacks), safeties Jordan Whitehead and Antoine Winfield Jr. and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh…