New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills: Game 15 Preview and Prediction
By Hal Bent
WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN (GAME PREDICTION)
The Bills are well-coached as head coach Sean McDermott has motivated and united his squad.
Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison has over ten years experience as a coordinator (Denver and Houston) and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier has been a head coach (Minnesota) and coordinator (Cincinnati, Minnesota and Tampa Bay) for over 15 years. This team is smart and well-coached and the staff has a team with six-win talent in the playoff hunt with two weeks to play.
The Bills are a bit of a charade talent-wise, however. Like Miami last year, they have taken advantage of a weak schedule to win more games than lost despite a negative point differential. This is a team who has four wins by six or fewer points and opponents have outscored them 306 to 264 through 14 games.
New England will not have an easy go of it against a tough Bills defense that has allowed just 33 points in their last three games against non-New England opponents. New England should be able to find balance on offense and feed Dion Lewis and Rob Gronkowski to build an early.
In the second half, the Patriots can cruise and bring out former Bills running back Mike Gillislee to reprise his role as the hammer and lead New England to another divisional victory.
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