Patriots vs. Bills Prediction and Odds
One of the great rivalries in football plays out in the final round of the regular season, with the Bills hoping to charge into Patriots vs. Bills 01/08/23 and the postseason in top form and the Patriots wishing their season was riding on a simpler fixture.
Patriots vs. Bills Preview Games and History
This has been one of football’s best matchups ever since the 1960s when both sides were charter members of the American Football League. The sides were pretty evenly matched in the 20th century, with the series standing at 41-38-1 going into the year 2000.
Things have been quite the same since then, though. Tom Brady’s time at the Patriots, in particular, oversaw a period of complete dominance and New England won 32 out of 35 games in which he took part.
The two sides are used to dominating the AFC East, having shared the title 27 times out of the last 34. You have to go back to 2008 to find the last time another side won the division.
They’re also just two of the bigger sides in the US more generally, with the Bills appearing in 14 Super Bowls – all in the 1990s – and the Patriots appearing in 11, including 5 times in the 2010s.
The overall record in this series stands at 77-48-1 in the Patriot’s favor, the gap having grown greatly since the more even days of the 20th century.
Patriots vs. Bills Odds and Statistics
These sides have a great history but have only met in the postseason twice. The first came back in their 1963 AFL Divisional Playoff game, when the away side was still named the Boston Patriots – when the Bills lost 26-8.
Most recently, they played in last season’s AFC Wild Card Game which the Bills won 24-10.
Buffalo will be hoping to extend their winning streak to 4 during the Patriots vs. Bills 01/08/23 fixture.
Patriots vs. Bills NFL Betting Tips: The Season So Far
The Patriots’ underwhelming 7-8 record has come about thanks to mistakes that are uncharacteristic of a Bill Belichick team. The loss to the Las Vegas Raiders was a particularly good case study of what’s been going wrong at points this season. For some reason, concentration levels seem to dip at the worst time, and mistakes just creep into the Patriots’ game far too easily.
There could be big changes in the offseason, with questions even creeping in now about the position of coach. Even the players trying to take the blame after the Raiders’ loss wasn’t enough to take the heat off Belichick.
The season-long tactic of keeping the defense tight enough to allow the offense to rely on efficiency more than flair hasn’t really worked at either end. Playoffs are very unlikely now and they’d wish their hopes weren’t resting on the red-hot Bills in the final week.
The playoffs are coming, so at this point of the regular season, it’s all about honing their skills and making sure they’re in top gear as crunch time approaches. They’ve had to see off competitive challenges in recent weeks while also improving their chances of seeding at No.1, which makes them as good bets as any to make the Super Bowl if you ask off.
Their record of 12-3 this season is among the best, and their team is full of strength, with only the offense arguably at a slightly lower standard than the rest of the team.
Prediction for Patriots vs. Bills 01/08/23
Buffalo is our clear favorite to win the Patriots vs. Bills 01/08/23 fixture.
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