Through 3 Quarters
The New England Patriots are one quarter away from solidifying a big victory for the organization. They currently hold a slight 11-10 lead over the Buffalo Bills. So far, this is quite different from their previous head-to-head, which was decided by 29 points.
New England has been riding high on the performance of RB Damien Harris, who has rushed for one TD and 111 yards on ten carries. That touchdown -- a 64-yard rush in the first quarter -- was one of the highlights of the game.
Both the Patriots and Buffalo padded the win column in their previous outings. We'll see if New England can maintain their lead to polish off another win and cancel out Buffalo's positive energy.
New England @ Buffalo
Current Records: New England 8-4; Buffalo 7-4
What to Know
The New England Patriots lost both of their matches to the Buffalo Bills last season on scores of 21-24 and 9-38, so they're hoping to turn the tables this season. New England and Buffalo will face off in an AFC East battle at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday at Highmark Stadium. Both teams have allowed few points on average (the Patriots 15.83, Buffalo 16.55), so any points scored will be well earned.
New England's matchup against the Tennessee Titans last week was close at halftime, but New England turned on the heat in the second half with 20 points. New England blew past Tennessee 36-13. New England's success was spearheaded by the efforts of QB Mac Jones, who passed for two TDs and 310 yards on 32 attempts, and WR Kendrick Bourne, who was on the other end of those TDs.
Special teams collected 18 points for New England. K Nick Folk delivered a perfect 5-for-5 game.
As for Buffalo, they have more to be thankful for after their game against the New Orleans Saints last Thursday. The Bills were the clear victors by a 31-6 margin over New Orleans. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Buffalo had established a 24 to nothing advantage. Their QB Josh Allen did his thing and passed for four TDs and 260 yards on 28 attempts in addition to picking up 43 yards on the ground.
The Patriots are expected to lose this next one by 3. They are currently six-for-six against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Their wins bumped New England to 8-4 and the Bills to 7-4. Both New England and Buffalo have easy wins in recent memory. We'll see which one's ego takes a hit when they face off.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET
- Where: Highmark Stadium -- Orchard Park, New York
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $67.82
The Bills are a 3-point favorite against the Patriots, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bills as a 3.5-point favorite.
New England have won nine out of their last 12 games against Buffalo.
- Dec 28, 2020 - Buffalo 38 vs. New England 9
- Nov 01, 2020 - Buffalo 24 vs. New England 21
- Dec 21, 2019 - New England 24 vs. Buffalo 17
- Sep 29, 2019 - New England 16 vs. Buffalo 10
- Dec 23, 2018 - New England 24 vs. Buffalo 12
- Oct 29, 2018 - New England 25 vs. Buffalo 6
- Dec 24, 2017 - New England 37 vs. Buffalo 16
- Dec 03, 2017 - New England 23 vs. Buffalo 3
- Oct 30, 2016 - New England 41 vs. Buffalo 25
- Oct 02, 2016 - Buffalo 16 vs. New England 0
- Nov 23, 2015 - New England 20 vs. Buffalo 13
- Sep 20, 2015 - New England 40 vs. Buffalo 32