The Buffalo Bills are searching for their first AFC East win of the season and will hopefully achieve it Thursday night against the New England Patriots. For nearly two decades, the Patriots had run the division but as of late it has been Buffalo as they have won the past two.
Even in this series between these two teams, the Bills have primarily been the better team as of late and they have won four of the last five meetings with New England’s only win against Buffalo occurring in the Wind Game from last year.
Fast forward to this season and the Buffalo Bills had a rough stretch of games with back-to-back losses to the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings before bouncing back and securing back-to-back wins at Ford Field over the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions. They are entering this game with a little momentum while the Patriots are coming off a loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Week 13 Final Score Prediction: Buffalo Bills 21, New England Patriots 10
While the Patriots have been competitive this year and do have home-field advantage, this is a game that the Buffalo Bills should win. I would also expect that they understand what is at stake and this game certainly carries a little more weight considering the opponent.
The home-field advantage part may not even be as much of an advantage as Josh Allen has played well at Gillette Stadium the past few times. If he can continue that trend, this is another opportunity for him to re-establish himself as one of the top-tier quarterbacks in the league.
It may not be a high-scoring game but the Buffalo Bills should do just enough to get the job done on offense while the defense puts together an impressive game against the New England Patriots offense.