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Bill Belichick says Bills QB Josh Allen is a ‘hard guy to defend’

Bill Belichick, Josh Allen

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is well aware of the difficulties that come with trying to stop Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen.

The Bills are set for their second meeting of the season with the Patriots on Sunday, with New England earning a 25-6 win in the previous game back in Week 8.

However, this will be Allen’s first go-around against Belichick’s team, and that should at least make the matchup interesting for both sides.

And Belichick understands the challenges of trying to contain a dual-threat quarterback like Allen.

Here’s what the Patriots coach had to say about the matchup, courtesy of Bills beat writer Matt Parrino:

“We didn’t see Allen (earlier in the season). He’s been impressive. He’s had three 100-yard games in a row. He’s the leading rusher. He’s a good player,” Belichick said this week. “He’s big, he’s fast, he’s got a strong arm, he’s accurate. He can stand in the pocket and throw. He can get out. There’s some designed runs. There’s some quarterback scrambles or some scrambles that are runs or he scrambles and extends plays and throws it. I don’t know. He’s a hard guy to defend. I mean, he had almost three quarters of their total offense against the Jets. It’s a lot.”

The Bills obviously have little to play for at this stage of the season, but they would love to keep the pressure on the Patriots by pulling off a big upset.

After the matchup in New England, Buffalo will host the Miami Dolphins in Week 17.