: The Patriots just dodged a MAJOR bullet. Allen’s deep ball down the left sideline hits off of the arms of Stefon Diggs in the end zone and falls incomplete. The wind played around with the ball quite a bit in the air. If it hadn’t, that’s probably a touchdown. 10 p. : A holding penalty by Jonnu Smith ruined another great run from Stevenson, and the drive stalls after that. The Patriots punt it away, and Buffalo will take over with 9:15 to go in the quarter. As the broadcast just mentioned, the Bills will lose the wind for good after this quarter. We’ll see what they can do with this possession from their own 37-yard line.
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Wow. Then, Allen drills a throw between two defenders to Dawson Knox for another first down. Buffalo is getting guys open and making plays in the passing game even in this blizzard, and Allen keeps finding them. A big run from Devin Singletary has the Bills just outside the red zone already. 10:47 p. : The Patriots roll Mac Jones out to the right for his second pass attempt of the game, but the throw to Nelson Agholor on the comeback is broken up by Dane Jackson. Then, New England tries a screen for Brandon Bolden, but Buffalo bottles it up to force a punt. The drive is over after just three plays.
The New England defense performed admirably so far this year, but they had trouble last week against the Vikings. Last December, Buffalo defeated New England here to help clinch the AFC East championship and then destroyed them in the postseason. Here, Buffalo wins because Belichick’s defense is unable to stop Allen with enough planning. Buffalo will win by a predicted score of 24-21. NFL Pro Football Free Premium Picks Predictions. This week’s entire NFL football premium pick predictions against the spread are free right now at 1-888-711-4311 or text the word WINBIG to 760-670-3130 to receive them.
The Patriots now get the wind at their backs in the second quarter, which might mean the passing offense is about to open up a bit. 8:55 p. : Putting Harry back there as a punt returner at all is a puzzling decision: he has not fielded a punt all season to this point. Every other time Gunner Olszewski hadn’t been back there this year, it had been Jakobi Meyers taking his place, not Harry. That experiment by the coaching staff just hurt the Patriots. 8:52 p. : N’Keal Harry and the coaching staff just cost the Patriots big-time. Serving as a punt returner instead of Gunner Olszewski, Harry let Buffalo’s punt bounce and then, after not getting out of the way, allowed the ball to hit him in the helmet.
: A false start on Dawson Knox moves the Bills back five yards, making it now third-and-14 from the 18-yard line. This much-needed drive is going backward. 10:52 p. : Matthew Judon got shaken up at the end of that tackle on Singletary, and he might be coming out of this game. That’s a tough blow for this defense if he can’t finish the game. 10:49 p. : An absolutely absurd throw from Josh Allen to Stefon Diggs nets the Bills their best play of the day: a ridiculous 26-yard completion along the left sideline into the wind.
The Patriots’ ground game and defense win the day, and New England takes firm hold of that No. 1 seed. 11:08 p. : Brilliant clock management by the Patriots here. They wound the clock down to 44 seconds after the Bills had to take an injury timeout and now can possibly take a super-long kneeldown to burn out the clock.
No doubt about it. Aside from one really big break, the Patriots have had the upper hand in this game. Now, their defense will have the advantage over a Bills offense moving into the wind. First quarter 8:56 p. : That’s one quarter in the books. The Patriots are still up 8-7 after an insane first frame that featured its share of surprises. Just before the break, Mac Jones completed his first pass of the game for a first down to tight end Jonnu Smith. It wasn’t a pretty throw, but Smith made an incredible catch, tipping the floating ball to himself and controlling it while falling to the ground.
Buffalo recovered and got the ball at New England’s 14-yard line. Josh Allen then drilled a touchdown throw to Gabriel Davis on the Bills’ first play from scrimmage. What a tremendous blunder after the defense forced a stop and appeared to give the offense another chance to score. Mistakes like that in a game like this, especially on the road, can’t happen. 8:45 p. : Patriots catch a break as a first-down conversion from Josh Allen to Cole Beasley gets wiped away due to a holding penalty on Kyle Van Noy, and Bills are forced to punt. Van Noy proved big on that drive, drawing that crucial penalty and keeping Allen in the pocket on a play that allowed Matthew Judon to bring the big quarterback down. 8:41 p.
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To this point, Jones is still just 1-of-1 passing for 12 yards. Allen, meanwhile, has thrown the ball eight times, including a few on the Bills’ previous possession going into the wind. 9:12 p. : Two big plays from the Patriots’ defense foil the Bills’ chances to steal a score going into the wind. New England kept Josh Allen in the pocket on second-and-long, and Daniel Ekuale brought the quarterback down for a sack.
Damien Harris heading to the locker room a bit early here before the half. Looked like he was shaken up a bit after his last carry. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 7, 2021 9:33 p. : Jones will go into the half with just one pass attempt. Even with the wind at his back, the Patriots didn’t throw the football once on this two-minute drive, of which Harris’s 17-yard run was the lone highlight. Jake Bailey punts it back to Buffalo on a play that wastes the seven seconds remaining in the half, and we go into the break with the score still 11-7. Harris has been the star of the game so far with 89 yards on nine carries, including his massive 64-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
Then, on third-and-very-long, Allen scrambled and delivered a strike to diving tight end Dawson Knox, but Adrian Phillips helped jar the ball loose to cause the incompletion. The Patriots will start their second drive of the second quarter at their own 16-yard line. 9:03 p. : Big stop for the Bills, who bring down Rhamondre Stevenson short of the first down at the Buffalo 23-yard line. But Nick Folk, the Patriots’ arguable MVP to this point, is true from 41 yards out to make the score 11-7 in favor of New England. Kicking with the wind at his back, Folk put this one right down the middle.
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9:56 p. : Rhamondre Stevenson is tough. The rookie running back just powered through about three tacklers to pick up seven yards and a first down on his second carry of the drive. Stevenson has notably started the drive instead of Damien Harris (questionable, hamstring), who got hurt at the end of the second quarter. Harris did show up on the sideline after halftime, though. Patriots injury update: RB Damien Harris (hamstring) is questionable to return.
More NFL Picks Predictions Previews Chat with our Live Handicapper to Know More about the Game. Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots Predictions 12/1/2022 Before Minnesota upset New England on the road on Thanksgiving night, the Patriots won three straight games and 5 of their previous six. Even though they have a winning record, the Patriots dropped to 6-5 on the year and are currently last in the AFC East. Against Minnesota, New England had a 10-7 lead after the first quarter, a 16-16 tie at halftime, and a 26-23 lead after three quarters, only to lose by a score of 10-0 in the fourth quarter. The Patriots’ passing attack, which averages 216. 9 yards per game, ranks them 19th in the league heading into week 13. The Patriots average 21.
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The Patriots’ rushing attack, led by Damien Harris (10 carries, 111 yards, 1 TD) and Rhamondre Stevenson (24 carries, 78 yards), churned out tough yards all game long, and the defense turned the gutsy Bills offense away in the red zone twice without points in the fourth quarter. Here’s a look at the action from this unprecedented, unpredictable contest. Fourth quarter 11:09 p. m. : That’s the ball game! New England runs the clock all the way down and never gives the ball back to Buffalo. Patriots win arguably the weirdest game of 2021. Mac Jones’s final stat line: 2-of-3 passing for 19 yards. Final score: 14-10.
Josh Allen's 14-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Kroft with 7:55 left provided the go-ahead score. Allen also ran for a touchdown and finished with 139 yards passing, while also scrambling for another 28 to augment rookie Devin Singletary's 87 rushing yards. John Brown had seven catches for 99 yards, as the Bills recorded their first 10-win season since going 11–5 in 1999. Buffalo remains one game behind New England (11–3) in the AFC East, but the Bills have rarely been in a position to pass the Patriots in the last two decades. Part of that has been due to Brady's dominance in the series. He improved to 31–3 in his career vs. the Bills after leading New England to a 16–10 victory at Buffalo in Week 4. The Patriots retained their tenuous hold on the No. 2 seed in the AFC–which carries a bye into the divisional round of the postseason–with a 34–13 romp at Cincinnati on Sunday.
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