Patriots Week. Ugh. 🙄
It’s that week where fans of the Buffalo Bills go paranoid😬. We’ve made more memes about deflated balls that any group of civilized individuals have in history. We call up the Guinness World Records guys and then fall embarrassingly short of setting a noise record😐. Our coach makes up pseudonyms and asks about the Pats, as if Fort Knox could be penetrated by slapping a fake mustache on and insisting New England ordered pizza🤔.
But this could all change on Sunday🤗.
WICKED TAWM BRADY is not under center for the Pats this week, as he serves the final of a four-game suspension for (incident redacted). His backup Jimmy Garoppolo - the most handsome SOB in North America - injured his shoulder two weeks ago and may not be ready. Garoppolo’s backup Jacoby Brissett sprained his thumb in a win over Houston and is questionable. The Patriots might have to start Julian Edelman behind center, who last started at quarterback for the mighty Golden Flashes of Kent State back in 2008.
Guys. For real. The Bills will never face a more vulnerable Patriots team until Bill Belichick retires. Here is the way to attack. No, literally - attack. On any passing down, send six guys from any direction. Last week, Carson Palmer struggled mightily against the Bills pass rush, being sacked five times and intercepted four. Keeping the pressure up and getting to whichever guy plays quarterback is a key to confusing and exploiting their inexperience.
When the quarterback throws you the ball, catch it. On both sides. The Bills dropped three interceptions last week, and the wide receivers haven’t exactly had stickum on their gloves, either. Ending Patriots possessions early is important, because when New England gets into an offensive rhythm, they hum more efficiently than just about any other team in the league. Meanwhile, without Sammy Watkins at wideout again, Tyrod Taylor will need the rest of his receivers to hold on when he hits them. Paging Robert Woods and friends: TT can’t do it all by himself.
Run containment: LeGarrette Blount leads the league in yards through three weeks, and stopping him will be important. Notice earlier, the pressure on passing downs is important. But on first and short yardage downs, expect a big dose of the big boy Blount. Staying ahead of the sticks will be necessary. Linebacker help will be needed, so the Browns will be big for the defense to succeed.
Special teams success: Dan Carpenter missed another extra point, and we’ve yet to see Brandon Tate bust out that game breaking return. No points can be left on the field in Foxborough.
It sounds basic, and it is. New England barely ever loses at Gillette Stadium, and they never fall for gimmicks. Can the Bills pull off the upset? If we get that defensive effort again from the Arizona game, yes. And they will again. Bills 19-17.
Published before Sammy Watkins went to IR -_-
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