Five keys to the game for when the Bills travel to New England this weekend.
Josh Allen is still growing into the elite QB he will become. For now he has elite moments, even games, but consistancy is an issue. A reliable running game would help, but doesn't seem to be part of the Bills regular playcalling scheme.
Mac Jones is a perfect mirror looking back on Tom Brady's early career. Then Belichick had Tom "manage" the game, protect the ball, then win with defense. Mac can do that, but when asked to do more can have rookie struggles.
Matt Judon, Deatrich Wise Jr., Chase Winovich, and the LB corps need to turn it up a notch late in December. If Josh Allen gets comfortable and has time to find Diggs, it's over.
It's a matchup league and Cole Beasley owns the slot no matter who you put on him. This is key to opening up the deep part of the field for Diggs. Beasley is on the COVID-19 list for the game. The Bills need to adjust their midfield attack.
Damien Harris and company need to do what Bill Belichick wants them to do, run the rock, and they need to do it well. 3rd and short is the goal for the Pats running game. They achieve it and the day will be long for the Bills D.
Pats Run Game
Devin Singletary is a weapon. Albeit, one rarely employed by the Bills scheme. Regardless, when his number has been called he has excelled. He is indeed the wildcard this weekend in New England.