The Buffalo Bills take on the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night. Here’s all of the into that you need to watch.
In their last week without star quarterback Tom Brady, the 3-0 New England Patriots will play host to their division rivals, the 1-2 Buffalo Bills. Led by strong defensive play and an efficient offense, the Patriots have been fantastic this season even without their Hall of Fame quarterback.
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The biggest question heading into this game is who will take the snaps at quarterback for the Patriots. Jimmy Garoppolo has been limited in practice all week with his right shoulder injury and rookie Jacoby Brissett has been limited with a right thumb injury.
The Patriots are confident that at least one of them will be ready to go, but which one is currently completely up in the air. Will we see Garoppolo build upon his early season success, or will Brissett as a game manager be the one to take the snaps?
Without Brady in the mix, the Patriots’ rushing attack has led the way offensively. LeGarrette Blount has been great for New England, and leads the NFL with 298 rushing yards through three weeks.
With Blount making plays on the ground, the Patriots’ offense has been just fine without Brady. Also, Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to see a more expanded role this week. Martellus Bennett has been fantastic for the Patriots this year, and if Gronkowski can get back healthy, they would form an incredible duo at the tight end position.
Whether it is Garoppolo or Brissett taking the snaps, the Patriots should be able to move the ball well against a suspect Bills’ defense.
When Buffalo has the ball, the rushing attack will be the key. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor is a fantastic runner at the position and LeSean McCoy is an extremely talented player at the running back position.
Especially with wide receiver Sammy Watkins expected to miss another, stopping the Bills’ rushing attack will be the key for the Patriots’ defense. Coming off of an incredible Week 3 performance, athletic linebacker Jamie Collins will undoubtedly play a major role for the Patriots in this game.
This matchup will be televised live on CBS, but there is a strong live online streaming option as well. If you want to watch this game on an online stream, you must have a paid DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket or NFL Sunday Ticket TV subscription. With that NFL Sunday Ticket subscription, you will get access to all NFL games during the 2016 regular season.
Date: Sunday, October 2nd Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET Location: Foxborough, MA Stadium: Gillette Stadium TV Info: CBS Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
This should be a fun AFC East battle, as Rex Ryan and company will do everything that they can to stop the Patriots from going undefeated without Brady. However, the Patriots are clearly the most talented team.