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Patriots are Huge Favorites over the Bills on Monday Night Football

The AFC East rival New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills meet on Monday Night Football to wrap up week 8 on the NFL Season. The Patriots are in the familiar position atop the division. The Bills are in must win mode if they want to make the playoffs.

TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Patriots -13.5. O/U: 44

Letdown, anyone? That could be the biggest obstacle for the resurgent New England Patriots.  The Patriots have dominated the rivalry against the Bills. Buffalo has scored the fewest points in football, are down to their third quarterback and could be without their best offensive player.

The Patriots have rebounded from a slow start. They have ripped off four consecutive victories after winning slug-fests over Kansas City and Chicago the past two weeks.

The Bills must find a way to solve future Hall of Famer Tom Brady. Brady owns a staggering 28-3 mark against the Bills. That is the most by any quarterback against another opponent.

Buffalo has been limited to 13 points or fewer in five of its seven games. They could be without starting running back LeSean McCoy, who remained in the league’s concussion protocol on Friday.

Patriots and Bills Heading in Different Directions

Tom Brady has the Patriots at 5-2 at the midpoint of the NFL season. Brady rebounded from a 133-yard effort in a loss at Detroit in Week 3 to guide New England to four wins in a row. He posted a passer rating of 102-plus in each of the past three victories.

Brady likely will be without rookie running back Sony Michel. He rushed for 316 yards and four touchdowns in a three-game span before suffering a knee injury in last week’s 38-31 victory at Chicago.

The return of Julian Edelman from suspension and the addition of Josh Gordon has bolstered the passing game. They hope to have tight end Rob Gronkowski back after he sat out a week ago. New England ranks 25th overall in total defense (389.9 yards) and against the pass (275.9).

The Bills are 2-5 on the season and really need to pull off a win tonight. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen is injured and Nathan Peterman has been benched. Derek Anderson will hope for improvement against New England after a shaky season debut. He threw for 175 yards and was intercepted three times.

Not only is McCoy’s status up in the air, but backup running back Chris Ivory was limited in practice Thursday and Friday after hurting his hamstring on Wednesday. Buffalo’s defense has excelled against the pass, allowing 210.1 yards per game.

Brady has 16 touchdowns and two interceptions in his last six games at Buffalo.

Rob Gronkowski has 12 touchdowns in 13 games versus the Bills.

McCoy has at least 100 yards from scrimmage in five straight games against New England.

PREDICTION: Patriots 27, Bills 13

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Next up:
New England home to Green Bay Sunday, November 4
Buffalo home to Chicago Sunday, November 4

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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