Patriots-Bills Preview: Do Your Job

The Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills tonight, and it’s under an hour away!  For the Patriots, this is the 10th stop on the Revenge Tour, and the Pats have double the pressure of a typical undefeated team.  So, for the Pats, this is like any other game.  Meanwhile, the Bills are fighting to stay in the playoff hunt.  So, this is a critical game for both teams to win.

Both teams are dealing with serious injury issues.  The Patriots have lost Jamie Collins and Rufus Johnson to a horrible stomach virus.  Dion Lewis is done for the year with a torn ACL, and Julian Edelman is out till the playoffs with a broken foot.  Meanwhile, the Bills are without Percy Harvin for the season, and Kyle Williams for the game.  Scott Chandler also has a chance to prove himself against his former team.  Traditionally he is good against Rex Ryan defenses.

3 Keys To A Win

  1. The Patriots have to stop the run.  The Bills have an improving running game.  LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams and Daniel “Boom” Herron cannot touch foot in the end zone.
  2. The Patriots have to pass to the other TEs.  Former Bill Scott Chandler and Michael Williams need to get more receptions, as well as receivers Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell, Aaron Dobson and Chris Harper.
  3. Use Duron Harmon as a corner along with Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan.  Harmon and Ryan, long with Butler, have proved themselves, unlike Rashean Melvin.

Inactives

 

Pats

Justin Coleman CB

Julian Edelman WR

Jamie Collins LB

Trey Flowers DE

Tre’ Jackson OG

Sealver Siliga DT

Keshawn Martin WR

 

Bills

Stefan Charles DT

Daniel Herron RB

Gabe Ikard C

Josh Johnson QB

Kyle Williams DT

Randell Johnson OLB

Cyrus Kouandjio OT

 

 

 

 

 

 

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