We have a week four rematch this week in the AFC East. The division leading New England Patriots will travel to New York to take on the second place Buffalo Bills. The Patriots are coming off their sixth win of the season, as they went into Pittsburgh and took down a Ben Roethlisberger-less Steelers team. The Bills were not as lucky, as they lost in Miami to the Dolphins. In their first meeting this season, the Bills went into New England, and won 16-0.
That win earlier in the season came as a surprise to many fans across the NFL. The Bills were coming off a 1-2 start, and has blown out the Cardinals the week before. Then they shutout the Pats, and continued to roll a few more weeks, to get up to a four game win streak. Then the Dolphins crushed their hopes a week ago, handing the team their second road loss of the season. The team may be without its best player this week too, as LeSean McCoy has been absent from practice with a hamstring issue that was also bothering him a week ago. Even if McCoy can go, it will not be in a full capacity, and that will surely hamper the Bills offense, which is not all that great to begin with.
As for New England, they have something this week that they did not have in week four: Tom Brady. Brady has come back from suspension and has led the Pats to three straight wins. The team has been clicking on all cylinders since his arrival, and the points are going up with ease. James White has emerged as a threat as well, giving the team yet another weapon it can use. And if you think that week four game is not on the minds of every Patriot this week, you are mistaken. They are out for revenge this week. And with Brady, plus the way they are going, they are going to get it. Rex Ryan better get ready, because the Patriots are probably going to trample all over his team this week.
Line: NE -6.5, O/U: 47.5
Pick: Patriots and the under
Result: NE 41 – Buf 25, Patriots and the over
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