The Patriots will be playing their second game of the season on Sunday, first away game of the 2015 season for the Patriots.
The Pats will be in front of a very excited and hostile crowd, so what a great test for the Patriots and how they will handle the noise on both sides of the football.
The game will begin at 1:00 pm EST on CBS.
The Patriots will go to the air often during the game because a running game will probably be hard to come by. The Bills have great pass rushers, so the Pats will look to get the ball out of Brady’s hand quickly. Brady will also move around the pocket a lot tomorrow, and make a couple of throws on the run. He’s improved on that and he’s no longer the QB who sees ghosts in the pocket. His ability to move the pocket and run around a little to make plays has come in handy more than a few times in the past and will against the Bills. Brady will look once again to get Edelman and Gronk involved and they need to be. The Patriots will look to use their speed and run a lot of routes, so don’t expect to see many deep throws. They will also try to use their size, Chandler and Gronk in the redzone. I believe and hope they will make a bit of an effort to establish the run, but the passing game will be a huge part of their offensive plan tomorrow.
The Bills on defense will look to man up Edelman, Amendola, and Dobson. They will double Gronk and blitz like crazy the Patriots offensive line to pressure Brady. Quick throws and screens will come in handy against this type of Bills defense.
The Bills on offense will look to run the ball a lot, so the Patriots will have to put a stop to that early on in the game. The Bills will run the ball in different formations and get creative, so tomorrow it will be very important for the run defense to stay disciplined. The running backs are good for Buffalo, and the Patriots rush defense was shaky at best against Pittsburgh, so they better shape up fast.
The Patriots defense will try to make QB Tyrod Taylor beat them with his arm. The defensive ends will try to stay in their lane and not run pass the QB or over pursue, because of Taylor’s ability to run. Staying in their lane will be a huge part of their success tomorrow, if they can accomplish that. They must keep him in the pocket and get pressure right up the middle. They do that, they have a good chance to win. Well, that and stopping the entire running back committee.