The last time Isaiah McKenzie was at Gillette Stadium he was having a career game as he got the start in place of Cole Beasley who was on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The Patriots did not have an answer for McKenzie in the slot as he caught 11 passes for 125 yards and one touchdown.
That game appeared like it was a bit of foreshadowing in terms of what McKenzie could do as the full-time starter at slot receiver. It hasn’t always been the case this year but is coming off an excellent game against the Detroit Lions with six receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown on Thanksgiving.
The Patriots’ defensive game plan is probably going to be heavily focused on slowing down Stefon Diggs and the Bills are going to need another wide receiver to step up. If McKenzie can have close to the same game he did last year, the Bills should be able to put up some points against this defense.