The New England Patriots can wrap up the AFC East with a win on Saturday against the Buffalo Bills. The first time these two teams played it wasn’t the prettiest game, but the Patriots were still able to come away with a win. Can they wrap up the division? Let’s break down three bold predictions for the Patriots’ game against the Bills.
3. Patriots defense will make the Bills consider putting in Matt Barkley
The first time these two teams played this year, Josh Allen was terrible. He finished the game throwing for 153 yards, zero touchdowns, and three interceptions.
Allen hasn’t looked much better as of late, throwing for less than 190 yards in three of the last four games. This is going to be a game where the Patriots defense is going to make Allen look lost.
Who knows if the team is going to decide to make a quarterback change but it’s going to be something they seriously consider. Matt Barkley probably won’t do much better in this game, but with the struggles of Allen, there are going to be a lot of questions about his long term future with the team.
2. Stephon Gilmore scores the Patriots’ only touchdown
Stephon Gilmore has already made it very clear that he is the defensive player of the year and he is going to boost his case with his play against the Bills.
“My play speaks for itself. If you really watch the tape each and every game, there’s no question,” Gilmore said on 98.5 The Sports Hub when asked if he’s the defensive player of the year.
Gilmore hasn’t allowed a touchdown yet this year, but he does have two interceptions he has returned for a touchdown. In this game, he is going to intercept one of Allen’s terrible passes and he is going to take that one back into the end zone.
1. The Patriots win scoring 13 points or less
The Patriots are facing a good defensive team and they are going to struggle to score. The good news is the Patriots’ defense is good and they are going to shut down in this game.
Gilmore is going to score the only touchdown in the game. The Patriots might add a couple of field goals but that is going to be the end of scoring.
The Patriots are still going to win this game, and even though it’s ugly, a win is a win. The Patriots are going to lock up the AFC East with their second win of the season over the Bills.