It’s very simple, the New England Patriots aren’t playing good football right now. This past Sunday’s game was the worst home loss that the Patriots have suffered in the Bill Belichick era. Bill Belichick and his coaching staff take a lot of pride in winning games at home and judging by the postgame press conference, Bill showed that he wasn’t pleased with his team. San Francisco ran up and down the field with ease offensively. Cam Newton for the second straight week struggled to throw downfield. Offensively, New England scored only six points. To say the least, the Patriots have a lot to work to do.
Know Your Enemy
Let’s get to know the Buffalo Bills and what to expect come Sunday afternoon:
For the first time in almost 20 years, it’s starting to feel like the Bills could be the new kids on the block in the AFC East. Head Coach, Shawn Mcdermott, has his team off to a 5-2 start. Quarterback, Josh Allen made a drastic improvement in his game this offseason. Allen has already thrown for 2,018 yards in seven weeks. The addition of Wide Receiver, Stefon Diggs makes this team very difficult to defend downfield. Diggs has breakaway speed once he gets separation. Running Back, Devin Singletary is versatile in both the running and passing game.
Defensively, Buffalo creates a lot of problems for opposing offenses. Jerry Hughes, Ed Oliver, and Mario Addison cause traffic rushing the passer upfront. Stopping the run is the main priority for the Bills defense. Tremaine Edmunds has multiple responsibilities not only as a linebacker, but he can also cover running backs out of the backfield. Cornerback, Tre’Davious White is coming back from an injury and could play this Sunday. When White is healthy, he is arguably the best corner in the NFL.
–Robert Marcello is a Staff Writer for Full Press Coverage and covers the New England Patriots. Follow him on Twitter @RobertMarcello5