5.) How will the run defense contain New England?
When you think of the Patriots post Tom Brady, they have not adapted well to a pass-first league that the NFL has transitioned to. They usually have an effective run game, even though the offense as a whole unit has struggled heavily in both the pass and the run.
With that being said, the Bills have given up over 100 rushing yards in all but one game this year (most being 196 yards in Week 5). The good news is that New England has only rushed for over 100 total yards once this year, which was their only win this year against the New York Jets.
Going into this matchup against New England, the Bills’ defense will need to stuff the run and not let Rhamondre Stevenson get going. Stevenson is underperforming as compared to last year, but with this being a divisional game and the Patriots in a desperate state, look for the Pats to get moving anyway they can.
Stop the run, and put the game in Mac Jones’ hands, which is something that has not worked out for him all year long.