Predicting how the Patriots will fare the rest of the 2023 season

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Week 17: Bills vs. Patriots

On New Year's Eve, the Patriots have another road game, this time in Buffalo. Somehow, the Patriots beat the Bills back in Week 7. But since 2020, the Bills lead this rivalry 6-2. The Bills have only won three games since the teams last met, and they’ve fired their offensive coordinator. But they are averaging 24.5 points per game in the last six games. And they’re conceding an average of 21 points per game.

But the Patriots only score 11 points per game, remember? The Bills have been very sloppy this year and give the ball away a lot more than any playoff contender should. But New England has lost in Buffalo three times since 2020, so a road win seems unlikely this time out.