Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots: 6 players to watch in Week 16

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Devin Singletary

The run game hasn’t been the strength of this offense but the past two weeks, they have found more balance with Devin Singletary seeing a majority of the work. In the past two games, Singletary has had 26 rushing attempts, with 22 of them last week against the Panthers. He has averaged 5.3 yards per carry in those two games and defenses need to start accounting more for the run game.

This year, the Patriots are allowing the third-fewest passing yards per game (185.1) but allowing the ninth-most rushing yards per game (122.4). The Bills didn’t have much success on the ground the last time these two teams met in Week 13 with only 99 rushing yards as a team.

However, this week could be different for a number of reasons. The biggest is that the Patriots were able to focus on the run game due to the windy conditions. They are going to have to account more for the Bills’ passing offense this week.

The other big change is that in Week 13, the Bills split the work almost evenly between Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. However, in the past two weeks, Singletary has played 80% or more of the snaps and he looks to get in a better rhythm as the game progresses.

If Devin Singletary can be more productive, the Buffalo Bills offense should be able to move the ball and score some points.