Saturday Night Football x Playoff Edition as the AFC East foes meet for the third time this season, and after going 1-1 in the first two meetings, it’s fitting that the tie-breaker is a win or go home Wildcard Round game in Western New York. Buffalo won the division with an 11-6 record, one game better than the Patriots, but New England did win in Buffalo back in Week 13. So, will the Bills show why they’re the back-to-back division winners, or will the Patriots go two for two in Buffalo and progress to the Divisional Round?
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen hasn’t quite hit the heights he did last season, but he has still managed a very successful season, a season in which he has passed for two or more TDs in 13 of 17 games. Josh Allen threw three TD passes in the Week 16 meeting between these two sides, and the big-bodied QB has also been a menace on the ground this season with double-digit rushing attempts in three of his last five games. He’s also had over 60 rushing yards in four of his last five, and I expect the Bills to unleash their dual-threat QB even more than usual in the Playoffs.
Second-year receiver Gabriel Davis has come on leaps and bounds in the latter part of the season, cementing himself as the clear #2 outside receiver for the Bills. The former UCF pass-catcher has 30 or more receiving yards in seven of his last eight games, and I like him to do so once again here.
Spread: Bills -5.0
Game Prediction: Bills 27-17 Patriots
Best Bet: Josh Allen over 1.5 Touchdown Passes, over 8.5 Rushing Attempts, over 48.5 Rushing Yards & Gabriel Davis over 29.5 Receiving Yards @ 8/1 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5]