Buffalo being Buffalo
The Bills are 2-4 on the road this season with wins over Atlanta and Kansas City and losses to the Panthers, Bengals Jets, and Chargers. New head coach Sean McDermott has done a fantastic job of changing the culture of the Bills from the “building a bully” bluster of Rex Ryan to the positive, winning culture from Carolina.
Whether that culture was fully expunged will be tested with Rob Gronkowski playing the Bills after earning his one-game suspension.
The only hiccup in McDermott’s tenure so far has been the “Nathan Peterman Experience” when he benched Tyrod Taylor in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Peterman was a disaster, throwing five first-half interceptions before being replaced by Taylor in the second half.
Buffalo bounced back with a win in Kansas City against the Chiefs in Week 12 before losing to New England. They then won the snow globe game over the Indianapolis Colts and beat Miami last week.
If Buffalo is looking for revenge on Gronkowski for his illegal hit on Tre’Davious White in Week 13 instead of focusing on making the playoffs, it could lead to a meltdown in Foxboro for the visitors.