The 1-5 Patriots are on a spiral after suffering another frustrating loss to the Raiders last week – and the road isn’t getting any easier.
New England will look to turn its fortunes around on Sunday afternoon when it hosts Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m
The Patriots are currently in the midst of a three-game losing streak that has seen them outscored 93-20. To make matters worse, an already depleted New England has ruled out Josh Uche and Keion White – while another 16 players were listed as questionable on the final injury report.
Here’s Chad Finn’s unconventional preview of Patriots-Bills.
Conor Roche also has a rundown of seven Bills to watch on Sunday – headlined by the usual suspects like Allen and Stefon Diggs, who are averaging 6.1 receptions and 89.9 receiving yards per game against New England since landing in Buffalo.
Follow here for live updates from Sunday’s showdown in Foxborough, and check back once the game is over for some early observations.
12:10: JuJu Smith-Schuster would miss his second straight game with a concussion. With Douglas back he was able to earn a lot of reps today.
12:08: Jack Jones will also make his season debut after missing the first six games of the season due to a hamstring injury.
11:58: Good news on the offense, regardless of Cunningham’s status. Pop Douglas will return, while Cole Strange will be needed up front on the O-line against a potent Buffalo pass rush.
11:50: Another puzzling series of roster moves with Cunningham inactive. I didn’t see much of him in Vegas last week, and now he’s outside watching today’s game. Expected a little more considering he was signed to the active roster.
11:40: Patriots inactive today:
– T Calvin Anderson – WR JuJu Smith-Schuster – WR Kayshon Boutte – LB Josh Uche – DE Keion White – QB Malik Cunningham – QB Will Grier (emergency QB)
Zappe is New England’s QB again.
11:30: Greetings from Gillette!
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