New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
Odds: Buffalo -3, over/under 41
Weather: 36 degrees, 9% chance of precipitation, 26 MPH winds
The 8-4 New England Patriots head to upstate New York to take on the 7-4 Buffalo Bills and the winner will sit atop the AFC East. New England has won five in a row and coming off off a 36-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans, while Buffalo is coming off a 31-6 domination of the New Orleans Saints.
New England is led by quarterback Mac Jones, who is currently the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. Jones is averaging 243.4 passing yards per game with 16 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. New England has a balanced passing attack with Kendrick Bourne being the biggest playmaker. Bourne leads the team in receiving yards with 623. He has 42 receptions and five touchdowns. Jacobi Meyers leads the team in receptions with 59 for 620 yards. Tight end Hunter Henry leads the team with 7 touchdown receptions. He has 35 receptions for 394 yards.
The rushing attack is led by Damien Harris who has rushed for 643 yards on 154 carries with eight touchdowns. Rookie Rhamondre Stevenson has been contributing more and more lately. Stevenson has 351 yards on 76 carries with three touchdowns. Brandon Bolden is the third down back and a big contributor in the passing game with 296 yards on 31 receptions.
Josh Allen is a potential Most Valuable Player, averaging 314.0 passing yards per game with 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Allen is second on Buffalo in rushing with 383 yards and three touchdowns. Stefon Diggs is Allen’s favorite weapon, hauling in 67 of 101 passes for 847 yards and seven touchdowns. Emmanuel Sanders has 36 receptions for 559 yards with four touchdowns. Slot receiver Cole Beasley is another reliable target for Allen with 62 receptions for 530 yards and one touchdown. Tight end Dawson Knox has been a popular target of Allen in the redzone with 31 receptions for 415 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Devin Singletary is the leading rusher on the team with 459 yards on 98 carries with two touchdowns. Zach Moss adds 265 yards on 75 carries with four touchdowns.