2. Win the turnover battle
Last week against the Chicago Bears, the New England Patriots did not have their best game taking care of the ball.
The team had 3 turnovers (2 fumbles and one interception.) Cordarrelle Patterson fumbled on a kickoff return which was quickly recovered by Chicago. Following the fumble, the Bears had a five-play scoring drive.
Next, Sony Michel fumbled in the first half which was also the play he injured himself on. This turnover led to the Bears scoring once again on the next possession.
At this point in the game, the Bears had a total of 14 points off of New England Patriots turnovers.
Later on in the game, the New England Patriots had the ball and a 14-point lead but that quickly changed when the Bears scored another touchdown. This came after a Tom Brady interception which resulted in 21 points off of turnovers.
Certainly not a good look for a team that prides themselves on protecting the football. If the New England Patriots can win the turnover or at least not let Buffalo score off of potential turnovers, they should have a good chance of winning.