Buffalo @ New England
Current Records: Buffalo 11-3; New England 6-8
What to Know
An AFC East battle is on tap between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots at 8:15 p.m. ET on Monday at Gillette Stadium. Buffalo should still be riding high after a big win, while New England will be looking to right the ship.
The Bills ran circles around the Denver Broncos last week, and the extra yardage (534 yards vs. 255 yards) paid off. Buffalo was the clear victor by a 48-19 margin over Denver. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Buffalo had established a 38-13 advantage. Their QB Josh Allen did his thing and passed for two TDs and 359 yards on 40 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 33 yards. Allen ended up with a passer rating of 161.90. Allen’s sharp performance set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.
Meanwhile, the Patriots came up short against the Miami Dolphins last week, falling 22-12. For the second consecutive matchup, New England couldn’t find the end zone, and they got their points from four field goals. QB Cam Newton ended up with a passer rating of 128.
Special teams was responsible for all of the team’s points. K Nick Folk delivered a perfect 4-for-4 game.
The Bills’ victory brought them up to 11-3 while the Patriots’ loss pulled them down to 6-8. Buffalo has clinched a playoff berth as the current second seed in the AFC. New England has been eliminated from playoff contention.
Buffalo is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a six-game streak of ATS wins.
A pair of offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Buffalo enters the contest with 289.6 passing yards per game on average, good for third best in the league. Less enviably, the Patriots are stumbling into the contest with the fewest passing touchdowns in the NFL, having accrued only eight on the season.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET
- Where: Gillette Stadium — Foxborough, Massachusetts
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bills are a solid 7-point favorite against the Patriots, according to the latest NFL odds.
New England have won nine out of their last 11 games against Buffalo.
- 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