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HOUSTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 04: A detail of a Buffalo Bills helmet before the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Houston Texans and the at NRG Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

98.5 The Sports Hub staff report

The Buffalo Bills will be down running back T.J. Yeldon for their Monday Night Football head-to-head with the New England Patriots due to a positive COVID-19 test, the Bills announced Sunday night.

Towards the bottom of Buffalo’s depth chart behind Devin Singletary and Zack Moss, the veteran Yeldon has totaled 70 yards on the ground and has one catch for 22 yards (it was a touchdown grab) in 10 games with the Bills this season.

Obviously, and as noted by the Bills, Yeldon will not travel to Foxborough for Monday’s contest.

The obvious hope for the Patriots, who were eliminated from postseason contention with last week’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, is that Yeldon is the only Bill infected with the coronavirus. Nobody wants to see this spread through both the Bills’ and Patriots’ rooms following Monday’s meeting ahead of the final days of the 2020 regular season.

The Patriots, meanwhile, enter Monday’s action with 20 players listed as questionable.

A loss to Buffalo would see the Patriots swept by a division rival for the first time since Miami and New York did it in 2000.