Thursday Night Football: Bills at Patriots (7:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

The Bills and Patriots meet in Foxborough tonight in an AFC East battle that sizes up as a must-win for both Mac Jones and the Patriots and Josh Allen and the Bills.

The Patriots enter tonight’s contest at 6-5, needing every win they can get, especially against a division foe, while the Bills are tied for first place in the AFC East with the 8-3 Miami Dolphins as we enter the final leg of the regular season.

Game Info

Buffalo Bills (8-3, T-1st AFC East) at New England Patriots (6-5, 4th AFC East) – Amazon Prime Video (Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung); Westwood One (Ian Eagle, Jason McCourty); Spanish Broadcast (Miguel Gurwitz, Ronaldo Cantu, Mayra Gomez)

Kickoff Time: 7:15 p.m. CT
Site: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Ma.
Referee: Shawn Hochuli
Odds: BUF -3.5, O/U 43.5 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Coaches

Bills: Sean McDermott (57-35) vs. Patriots: Bill Belichick (296-148)

Starting QBs and Projected Game Stats

Bills: Josh Allen: 24/37, 259 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 7 carries, 40 rushing yards

versus

Patriots: Mac Jones: 23/35, 249 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 10 rushing yards

Week 13 projected stats via ESPN projections

Bills Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Josh Allen
•   RB Devin Singletary
•   WRs Stephon Diggs, Gabe Davis, Isaiah McKenzie
•   TE Dawson Knox
•   LT Bobby Hart, LG Rodger Saffold, C Ryan Bates, RG Greg Van Roten, RT Spencer Brown

Defense
•   LDE Boogie Basham, LDT Ed Oliver, RDT DaQuan Jones, RDE Shaq Lawson
•   SAM Terrel Bernard, MIKE AJ Klein, WILL Matt Milano
•   LCB Tre’Davious White, RCB Dane Jackson
•   FS Jordan Poyer, SS Damar Hamlin

Specialists
•   Tyler Bass (kicker), Sam Martin (punter, holder), Reid Ferguson (long snapper), Isaiah McKenzie, Nyheim Hines (kick and punt returns)

Patriots Projected Starters

Offense

•   QB Mac Jones
•   RB Rhamondre Stevenson
•   WRs Jakobi Meyers, DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor
•   TE Hunter Henry
•   LT Trent Brown, LG Isaiah Wynn, C David Andrews, RG Mike Onwenu, RT Yodny Cajuste

Defense

•   LDE Lawrence Guy, NT Davon Godchaux, RDE Deatrich Wise Jr.
•   WLB Anfernee Jennings, LILB Ja’Whaun Bentley, RILB Jahlani Tavai, SLB Matthew Judon
•   LCB Jonathan Jones, RCB Jalen Mills
•   FS Devin McCourty, SS Kyle Dugger

Specialists
•   Nick Folk (kicker), Jake Bailey (punter, holder), Joe Cardona (long snapper), Markus Jones, Pierre Strong Jr. (kick and punt returns)

Inactives

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Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).

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