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The New England Patriots are rolling once again. They are a riding a four-game winning streak, as they have gotten back on track after an early season swoon. They have a great chance to keep their momentum going in Week 8.
The Patriots will travel to take on their AFC East rivals, the Buffalo Bills. Divisional opponents always offer up some challenges, but this isn’t your normal Bills team.
Buffalo has the worst offense in the NFL, as they are void of any real playmakers outside of running back LeSean McCoy. McCoy isn’t even at 100 percent, as he remains in concussion protocol and is questionable for Monday Night Football.
At quarterback, the Bills will be turning to Derek Anderson. Just a few weeks ago, Anderson was out of the league. The Bills decided to bring him in as a veteran mentor for rookie Josh Allen, who is now sidelined with an injury of his own. With Nathan Peterman extremely ineffective, Anderson is who will be turned to again.
This is the perfect get right game for the Patriots defense. Opponents have scored at least 24 points in three straight weeks against New England. The offense has bailed them out, but they will be far from full strength this week.
Running back Sony Michel, who was coming into his own as the lead back, is out after suffering what looked like a gruesome knee injury last week against the Chicago Bears. There was no structural damage, but he could be sidelined a little while.
In addition to Michel, tight end Rob Gronkowski is questionable again. If he is not 100 percent, the Patriots would be smart to hold him out. They shouldn’t need Gronkowski to beat the lowly Bills. If he is at risk of injuring his back worse, he should be held out.
The Buffalo Bills and their fourth-ranked defense face hated rival New England and its third-ranked scoring offense in Buffalo’s first home Monday Night Football game in a decade in Week 8.
Bills fans likely wish rookie quarterback Josh Allen was in the lineup for his first chance to face off against Patriots future Hall of Famer Tom Brady, but Allen is still recovering from a sprained elbow. Buffalo is 2-5 and on paper likely doesn’t present much of a challenge for the 5-2 Patriots. But with its game-changing defense the Bills have already shocked the football world this season when they beat the Vikings in Minnesota, 27-6, in Week 3.
Bills defensive end Trent Murphy has helped bolster the Buffalo pass rush this season but he’ll miss the game with a knee injury. Running back LeSean McCoy cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and is expected to play.
Buffalo starts quarterback Derek Anderson for the second time after he struggled last week against the Indianapolis Colts. He threw three interceptions and had a fumble in the 37-5 blowout loss. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin had his best game of the season when he caught four balls for 71 yards. The two played together in Carolina and Benjamin even caught his first career touchdown from Anderson.
What more is there to say about Brady, who is one of the most decorated quarterbacks to ever play the game. His 28 career wins against the Bills are the most by one quarterback against one team in NFL history. Patriots’ brass has put some weapons around him and their offense is firing on all cylinders after putting up 43 points against Kansas City and 38 against Chicago in back-to-back weeks.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski may return to the lineup this week after missing last week’s game with a back/ankle injury. Running back Sony Michel is doubtful which means the Patriots will rely heavily on James White, who is a threat in the run and pass game. ESPN’s Matthew Berry said this week he expects White to be a Top 5 fantasy running back this week. The Patriots’ offensive line has played well this season. The unit allowed a season-high five sacks last week against the Bears but that brings their season total to just nine. Only three teams (Saints, Steelers, Chiefs) have allowed less sacks this season than New England. At wide receiver the Patriots are stacked now with the return of Julian Edelman, the trade for Josh Gordon, and former Bills pass catcher Chris Hogan.
On the defensive side Bills fans remember cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who played five seasons in Buffalo before going to New England. He leads a Patriots secondary that’s ranked second in the NFL with 10 interceptions on the season. Devin (FS) and Jason (CB) McCourty combine with Gilmore to give the Patriots a top-tier secondary. The Patriots have struggled to get to the quarterback this season and are ranked 31st in the league with just nine sacks on the season. Defensive end Trey Flowers is the team’s best defensive lineman and it showed when he was out earlier this season. Dont’a Hightower leads the linebacker group for New England.