NFL: Buffalo Bills - New England Patriots


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NFL: Buffalo Bills - New England Patriots

The Bills won 22-17 over Jets and have had 11 days to rest and prepare for this, but things do not get any easier and a road trip to Foxborough is always a daunting prospect, the Patriots are involved in a staring contest with the Panthers as the two remaining unbetaen teams, but Carolina showed no signs of blinking last night and now New England will want to follow suit. However, they were taken as close as possible (without losing) by the Giants last week and meet the Bills whilst they are at their strongest and fittest ( see above) and the visitors are looking to build some momentum of their own. Pats will be without wide receiver Julian Edelman, cornerback Justin Coleman and linebacker Jamie Collins, that weakens them and it is easy to see some joy in this for the Bills after the Giants gained 361 through the air last week, with a far less balanced offense than the Bills will bring to the party.

Tom Brady posted record numbers against the Bills in the last meeting (second highest for him, most ever given up by Buffalo) earlier this season, but two things about that, the Bills are stronger now, Edelman caught two of those TD passes and New England still "only" won by eight points and would have been even closer if Sammy Watkins had held onto a pass on the Bills final drive. It will be close to impossible (never say never with Brady !) to gain that sort of yardage tonight and I have to favour Buffalo with the touchdown start.

Buffalo Bills +7 at 1.91 at Sportmarket Pro