Patriots Preview: Turnovers Are the Key to a Win Over Buffalo
As frustration grows on Route 1 in Foxboro, the schedule is not doing them any favors. The Patriots are preparing for what is likely to be a very difficult home game against the 4 and 2 Buffalo Bills.
While the Bills have been regarded as one of the favorites to win the AFC East and go deep into the playoffs, they certainly haven't been perfect says ABC 6 Sports Director Nick Coit.
"The Bills have been inconsistent a bit, too," says Coit. "There have been times where they look like that team that blew you out of the building in the playoffs a couple of years ago, and then there have been times where you're like, 'What's wrong with them?,"
Coit talked about that week one game where Aaron Rogers was knocked out for the season on the 4th play of the game, but the Bills still couldn't put away the Jets. He also cited last week, where the Bills beat the Giants but couldn't close out the game without giving New York a chance to win.
If the Patriots are to somehow pull off an upset and beat Buffalo at Gillette, they are going to have to force turnovers and take advantage of them. Nick Coit is calling turnovers the key to the game. Not surprising, as CBS shared a shocking stat during last week's game. The Patriots have given up 58 points this season after turning over the ball, but have scored exactly zero points on turnovers going their way.
"You've gotta force turnovers," says Coit. "I think Josh Allen has to throw the ball into the hands of the Patriots defense. If the Pats D can come through and set the offense up with a short field, then you'll have a chance.
That being said, Coit is picking the Buffalo Bills to go into Foxboro and beat the Patriots.