The Buffalo Bills are taking on the undefeated New England Patriots this Monday night on November 23, 2015, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Game time is 8:30 pm EDT and the game is on “Monday Night Football” on TV on ESPN with announcers Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico and sideline reporter Lisa Salters.
This is an intriguing Week 11 NFL game because the New England Patriots are still undefeated on the season and they are playing the Rex Ryan led Buffalo Bills. When Rex Ryan was hired to be the New York Jets coach in 2009 he famously said he was not going to “kiss Belichick’s rings”. Since that statement Bill Belichick has added another Super Bowl ring but Rex Ryan’s teams have given the New England Patriots problems at times. Can the Bills knock off the undefeated Patriots this week?
- Buffalo Bills +7 at New England Patriots (O/U is 48 points)
The Buffalo Bills are 5-4 on the season and they find themselves a big seven point underdog this week on the road vs the New England Patriots on “Monday Night Football”. The Bills have wins this season over the Colts, the Dolphins twice, the Titans and the Jets. The Bills have losses this season to the Patriots, Giants, Bengals and Jaguars. The previous loss to the Patriots was in Week 2 and the final score was 40-32.
The New England Patriots are a perfect 9-0 on the season. The Patriots have wins over the Steelers, Bills, Jaguars, Cowboys, Colts, Jets, Dolphins, Redskins and Giants. The Patriots come into this game vulnerable because they have lost RB Dion Lewis and WR Julian Edelman to injuries over the last two weeks. On the plus side, Tom Brady has a lifetime record of 169-47 as a starting quarterback in the NFL.
The over/under for the game is 48 points. The Bills are averaging 26 points scored per game while the Patriots are averaging 34 points scored per game. The Bills defense is giving up an average of 23 points per game and the Patriots defense is giving up 19 points per game.
On paper, the New England Patriots should have little trouble beating the Buffalo Bills this week on “Monday Night Football” but NFL games are not played on paper. The Patriots are dealing with key injury issues especially on offense and they are facing a foe in Rex Ryan who has caused them some trouble in the past. Can the Bills knock the Patriots from the ranks of the undefeated this week? Tune in Monday night on ESPN to find out in what should be a highly entertaining “Monday Night Football” game.