New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills: How to watch Week 16 matchup
The New England Patriots are hosting the Buffalo Bills in their Week 16 matchup. Here is all the information you need to watch!
The New England Patriots picked up an important victory last week over the Pittsburgh Steelers, capturing the AFC East division title. This week, they will look to move one step closer to claiming the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
In the way of the Patriots accomplishing that is the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have plenty to play for themselves, as they will be looking to keep their Wild Card playoff hopes alive.
This will be the second time in December that the Patriots and Bills will be facing off against each other. The teams played in Week 13 on December 3rd in Orchard Park. The Patriots came away with an easy victory, defeating the Bills 23-3.
In that game, things got off to a rocky start for New England. Tyrod Taylor led the Bills right down the field rather easily. However, Taylor threw a brutal interception inside the 10-yard line and that was about as close as the Bills would get to scoring.
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On that drive, Taylor was also injured. It hampered him throughout the game, as he was eventually carted off the field to the sideline in the fourth quarter. With a hobbled Taylor leading the offense, the Bills couldn’t get anything going against an undermanned Patriots defense.
Offensively, the Patriots found little resistance. With an early lead, the Patriots leaned on the running game and it worked. Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead ran right through a porous Bills defense.
One player to keep an eye on in this game is Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski was suspended one game for his egregious late hit against rookie cornerback Tre’Davoius White. How will the Bills react to that hit? Will they look for retribution and revenge? Or will they focus on getting the victory, which would be the greatest revenge they can get against the Patriots?
We will have to watch and find out! Here is all the information you need to watch the matchup between the Patriots and Bills in Week 16.
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Date: December 24th, 2017
Start time: 1 pm ET
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
TV Info: CBS with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket