New England Patriots

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium. (Syndication: The Tennessean)

Nothing is easy on rookie quarterbacks in the NFL, but playing on the road can be especially challenging. Three months into his pro career, Mac Jones has so far skewed away from that trend.

The Patriots have won each of Jones’ first five road starts. That makes Jones just the third rookie QB in NFL history to start his road career 5-0, joining Ben Roethlisberger and Dak Prescott, who each got to 6-0.

Granted, the Patriots’ first five road opponents haven’t exactly featured the most intimidating fan bases. They’ve visited the Jets, Texans, Chargers, Panthers, and Falcons. Most of their respective buildings were half-full at best, if not filled with a majority of Patriots fans.

That won’t be the case as Jones goes for his 6-0 road mark, and the Patriots go for their seventh win in a row Monday night in Buffalo. Bills Mafia has earned every bit of its rowdy, drunken, table-smashing, sex toy-throwing reputation. So how does Jones plan to handle such a ruckus environment? Ignore them.

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