Buffalo Bills
11-3-0 (5-2-0 V)
-7
63%
+7
37%
New England Patriots
6-8-0 (4-2-0 H)
Mon, Dec 28 - 8:15p ET   |   ESPN   |   Gillette Stadium
By Landon Smith

Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots NFL MNF Week 16 Odds, Preview, Prediction and Picks

Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview of the match for the NFL Football Week 16 Game on Monday December 28th, 2020.

Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots Key Players

#17 Josh Allen BUF
4000 YDS | 30 TD | 9 INT

#1 Cam Newton NE
2381 YDS | 5 TD | 10INT

Preview

The Patriots have won 35 of their last 41 games since 2000. The Bills have a chance to be the first AFC East foe to sweep New England in a season since the Jets and Dolphins did so in 2000. All 19 seasons in a row without losing both games to a divisional opponent is an NFL record.

The Cowboys from 1971-81 and the Rams from 1970-80 did it 11 seasons in a row. The Bills last swept the Patriots in 1999. The Bills have clinched their first AFC East title since 1995 and their ninth overall since the NFL merger. They also earned their third place in the playoffs in four seasons with coach Sean McDermott.

They snapped a 17-season streak without a postseason game in 2017. A win would be Buffalo's sixth season with 12 wins and the first since 1993, the latest in a four-year streak of all-loss Super Bowl appearances. Only "Hail Murray" - Kyler Murray's 43-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2 seconds left in the Cardinals' 32-30 win on Nov. 15 - kept Buffalo from an eight-game winning streak. .

Buffalo is 5-2 on the road and has a chance to win six road games in consecutive seasons for the first time. Before 2019, the last time Buffalo had a road win record was a 5-3 final in 1999.

QB Josh Allen's 4,000 passing yards already ranks second on the team's one-season roster. He is 359 short of equaling the record set by Drew Bledsoe in 2002. Allen had two passing TDs and two rushing TDs to extend the team's record for the most TDs combined in a single season to 39 (30 passing, eight carrying and one running). reception) .

The previous record was 34, set by Jim Kelly in 1991. Allen's 30 touchdowns are behind only Kelly, who had 33 in 1991. Allen's seven 300-yard games equal the team's record of a season set. by Bledsoe in 2002.

Allen is the second NFL player with at least eight rushing touchdowns and 30 passes. Cam Newton (2015) is the other. With 11 receptions for 147 yards against Denver, Stefon Diggs broke the team's one-season record of 100 set by Eric Molds in 2002.

Diggs' 1,314 receiving yards are third on the team's season-long list. You need 55 to pass the 1998 Eric Molds total in first place. Patriots P Jake Bailey leads the NFL with 46.1 net yards per punt. K Nick Folk has posted his personal best with 25 straight field goals since he missed his first two attempts of the season. RB Damien Harris is averaging 5.04 yards per carry, tied for fourth in franchise history.

CB J.C. Jackson has 10 recoveries (2 fumble recoveries, 8 interceptions), tied for second in Patriots history. Only Ron Hall (2, 11) had more, back in 1964. ... Newton's 11 rushing TDs are tied for third in NFL history by a QB.

Steve Grogan had 12 in 1976 and Newton had 14 in 2011. Kyler Murray also had 11 this season heading into Week 16. ... PR Gunner Olszewski leads the NFL with 19.1 yards per punt return.

He has a chance to be only the second player since Olympic gold medalist and American Football Hall of Famer “Bullet Bob” Hayes did it in 1968. ... Fantasy Tip: Diggs could be a good move against a defense with few injuries.

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Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots Prediction

New England has nothing left but pride to play and, as good as Bill Belichick is as a coach, the team just didn't work out this season and its last two games will be tough to get results. Especially against a Buffalo Bills team that is still in the running for goodbye and first-round home field, albeit with slim chances but still. I just think the Bills take years of frustration out of a hated opponent to kick them down when they're down, as Buffalo doesn't get this opportunity that often. I'll leave the points with Buffalo at this point.

 

WINNER: Buffalo Bills @ -7.0

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By Landon Smith, on 8:15p ET