Experts share their picks for the Patriots Week 13 matchup against the Buffalo Bills.
Mike Reiss, ESPN:
Pick: Bills 27, Patiots 23
The Patriots put up a good fight, but in the end, the excellence of QB Josh Allen proves to be the difference.
Mike Clay, ESPN: Bills
Jeremy Fowler: Bills
Dominique Foxworth, ESPN: Bills
Dan Graziano, ESPN: Bills
Seth Wickersham, ESPN: Patriots
Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com
Pick: Bills 27, Patriots 21
This New England team is confusing. The Patriots started the year running like crazy and are one of the worst running teams in the NFL since Week 6. Their defensive numbers are sky high, but that's because they dominate lesser quarterbacks. Against good quarterbacks, they give up big plays. Against Josh Allen last time out, they couldn't force a punt. No Von Miller should help Mac Jones feel more comfortable, but the Bills have more answers on both sides.
Pete Prisco, CBS Sports:
Pick: Bills 28, Patriots 21
The Bills knocked the Pats out of the playoffs last year, so you know the Pats want to get back at them for that. Both teams played on Thanksgiving, so they are rested. But Josh Allen has played really well against the Pats in recent years, going 4-1 in the last five. That stays true. Bills win it.
Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports: Bills
Will Brinson, CBS Sports: Patriots
Dave Richard, CBS Sports: Bills
Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: Bills
John Breech, CBS Sports: Bills
Jared Dubin, CBS Sports: Bills
Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk:
Pick: Bills 31, Patriots 24
The Pats don't have the horses to match the Bills in points. The only question is whether there will be any Buffalo punts.
Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk:
Pick: Bills 30, Patriots 20
The Patriots' hopes of winning the AFC East will move from "slim" to "none" if they lose this game, and I think Josh Allen is going to get the better of Bill Belichick's defense.
Paul Perillo, Patriots.com:
Pick: Bills 31, Patriots 23
Bills offense too much for Mac and the Patriots.
Mike Dussault, Patriots.com:
Pick: Bills 35, Patriots 27
Pats should give the Bills all they can handle in another close game battle that goes down to the end where mistakes and execution decide it. Josh Allen is likely the difference maker.
Evan Lazar, Patriots.com:
Pick: Bills 30, Patriots 27
As much as I want to take the Patriots in this game, I ultimately think it will be highly competitive but the Bills make the big plays in the fourth quarter to escape with a win in a similar script as Thanksgiving night in Minnesota.