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Sunday, October 2, the Buffalo Bills square off against the New England Patriots. The game, to be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro is slated for a 1:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on the CBS. Read on for our Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, New England wins the matchup between the two teams 66.2% of the time. The spread, according to Oddsshark, also suggests that the Patriots are the favorite to win the matchup.
The contest is scheduled to be played at Gillette Stadium which has a capacity of 68,756 fans.
Spread: New England Patriots -4.5
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots preview:
After traveling to Foxboro, The Bills travel cross-country to take on the Rams in Los Angeles in Week 5. Buffalo then hikes back to the East Coast to host the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.
The Patriots travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns in Week 5 and then play back-to-back games against AFC North stalwarts, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
The Bills are coming off of their first win on the season, a dominant performance against a tough Arizona Cardinals team. After dropping the first two games of the season, Buffalo enters this contest at 1-2.
The Patriots enter this contest with a perfect record, without future Hall-of-Famer Tom Brady. New England is coming off of a 27-0 thrashing of the Houston Texans, even with rookie Jacoby Brissett at quarterback.
Rex Ryan is in his second season with the Bills and enters this contest with a 55-60 record as a head coach in the NFL.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is in his 17th season with the team and brings a 226-113 record into this weekend's game.
The Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots have faced each other 112 times in history. The Patriots hold a 68-42-1 lead in the regular season and a 1-0 lead in the playoffs.
Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots prediction:
The Patriots are 3-0 without Tom Brady. It doesn't matter who is behind center, New England finds a way to win. Although Rex Ryan brings some bad blood into the matchup, he doesn't hold a candle to Belichick and it will show on Sunday. The Patriots will be 4-0 when Tom Brady returns.
New England 27, Buffalo 15