Through 3 Quarters
The Buffalo Bills’ margin has dipped this past quarter, but they are still well-situated to make the next round of the playoffs. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the New England Patriots as the Bills lead 33-10.
Buffalo has been led by QB Josh Allen, who so far has passed for three TDs and 249 yards on 22 attempts in addition to picking up 65 yards on the ground. WR Kendrick Bourne has led the way so far for New England, as he has caught four passes for one TD and 65 yards.
If the matchup were over at this point, it would be New England’s worst margin of defeat yet this season.
New England @ Buffalo
Regular Season Records: New England 10-7; Buffalo 11-6
What to Know
The New England Patriots will duke it out with the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the playoffs Saturday at Highmark Stadium at 8:15 p.m. ET. These two teams have allowed few points on average (New England 17.82, Buffalo 17), so any points scored will be well earned.
The Patriots came up short against the Miami Dolphins last week, falling 33-24. QB Mac Jones had a pretty forgettable game, throwing one interception and fumbling the ball once. Jones ended up with a passer rating of 144.10.
Meanwhile, the Bills ran circles around the New York Jets last week, and the extra yardage (424 yards vs. 53 yards) paid off. Buffalo enjoyed a cozy 27-10 victory over New York. Buffalo can attribute much of their success to QB Josh Allen, who passed for two TDs and 239 yards on 45 attempts in addition to picking up 63 yards on the ground, and RB Devin Singletary, who punched in one rushing touchdown in addition to snatching one receiving TD.
Buffalo’s defense was a presence as well, holding the Jets to a paltry 48 yards rushing and 87 yards passing. The defense embarrassed New York’s offensive line to sack QB Zach Wilson nine times for a total loss of 82 yards. It…