The New England Patriots are set to play host to the Buffalo Bills this Thursday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Buffalo are currently 4.5-point favorites over their divisional foes, where they will look to keep their 2-game winning streak going. Kickoff is set for 8:20 pm ET on Amazon Prime Video, and current weather forecasts have kickoff temperature in the mid-30s with a persistent light breeze expected throughout the game.
Buffalo can Put up Some Serious Points
The Bills have scored 309 points in 11 games so far this season, an average of 28.1/points per game, and have 34 total touchdowns. Buffalo also has the highest point differential in the league this season, outscoring opponents by a combined 110 points over the course of their games played.
The Patriots, on the other hand, rank in the bottom half of the league as far as total points go, and struggled offensively in their last matchup at home versus the Jets. Led by third-year quarterback Josh Allen and star wideout Stefon Diggs, few teams have been able to stop the Bills offense, and that’s not likely to change Thursday night. Factor these things in with Bills running back Devin Singletary, who has looked promising as of late, and a Patriots defense that is coming off of a poor performance versus Justin Jefferson & the Minnesota Vikings, and you have numerous catalysts that will allow for the red hot Bills offense to continue their success.
New England will likely be without Damien Harris Thursday Night
New England will enter Thursday night’s game coming without running back Damien Harris, who is doubtful to suit up against the Bills. Harris scorched the Bills in games played last season, and the Patriots offense will miss his presence Thursday night. Although they will have Rhamondre Stevenson in the backfield, who has had a promising season, the absence of Harris and consistently poor play from Patriot receivers will make points hard to come by for the Pats.
Not to mention the strong Bills defense, led by players such as LB Matt Milano and CB Tre’ Davious White, who will be a formidable test for Mac Jones and the rest of the Patriots offense. The Patriots will have one advantage, which is playing in front of their home fans in Foxborough. Although they have been fairly average at home this year, the real advantage is not having to play in front of the Bills Mafia faithful up in Orchard Park. When it comes down to it, don’t overthink it when you’re second guessing yourself this Thursday night – take the Bills giving 4.5 over the Patriots.
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