The New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills will have to settle their Week 8 head-to-head on Monday Night Football.
Riding a four-game winning streak entering play, the Patriot offense is rolling as of late, with at least 38 points in four straight weeks. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has thrown for 10 touchdowns over that span. Oh, and Brady has a 28-3 record against the Bills in his illustrious career, which is just plain absurd, even if the Bills are a perennial AFC East disaster.
It’s just the second divisional game for the Patriots thus far in 2018.
Here’s how some of the 98.5 The Sports Hub staff sees this one shaking out in Buffalo…
Ty Anderson (Writer/columnist, 985TheSportsHub.com)
Pretty sure the Buffalo Bills held open tryouts for the starting quarterback position this week. Nobody showed up. So it’s Derek Anderson time. If Anderson sounds familiar, it’s probably because he threw for 29 touchdowns in his second NFL season, spent with the Cleveland Browns. He’s since thrown for 26 touchdowns in nine seasons since. He’s not good. Still a better option than Nathan Peterman though. The Buffalo Bills are why Colin Kaepernick should win his lawsuit with the NFL.
Patriots 38, Bills 12.
Matt Dolloff (Writer, producer, 985TheSportsHub.com)
The Bills’ only chance of making this game competitive is with their defense. They’ve forced teams to complete long-grueling drives to get their points. Unfortunately for them, Tom Brady is the best at that. He’ll attack the Bills with quick passes to neutralize their pass rush, and perhaps take advantage of some of their youth and inexperience on the way to another multi-touchdown performance. Derek Anderson, meanwhile, will have trouble moving the football all night. If the Patriots defense falters in this one, their issues might go even deeper than imagined.
Patriots 34, Bills 10.
Mike ‘Sarge’ Riley (98.5 The Sports Hub)
This is Buffalo’s Super Bowl — Monday Night Football at home against the New England Patriots. But their Daddy, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and Josh Gordon will connect at least twice in the end zone. And this is where we hope the starters come out with a comfortable lead in the second half and remain healthy.
Patriots 34, Bills 21.