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Top 5 reasons why fans should get in the spirit for Bills-Patriots Week 16


5. Do you hear what I hear?

The Bills are on the scene in Foxborough today for a Saturday showdown with an AFC East division rival – the New England Patriots. A rematch of Buffalo's Week 4 contest in Orchard Park, the game signifies only the second time in franchise history that the Bills (10-4) and Patriots (11-3) are meeting with 10 or more wins each. The last time the foes had a similar situation was in Week 15 of the 1964 season, with Buffalo topping New England 24-14.

As the Bills prepare to play at home against the New England Patriots, scroll through to view photos from previous matchups between the two opponents.

4. The gift that keeps on giving

Bills quarterback Josh Allen has been helping gift fans everywhere with Bills "W's" all season long. Since the signal caller last faced New England, he's managed a 91.2 passer rating with 15 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Allen also has an 8:0 touchdown to INT ratio in the fourth quarter this season – the best mark in the NFL.

3. Whiteout conditions

The forecast is in and there's a winter storm warning set for the Patriots offense. Starting at 4:30 p.m., New England will be in for tough conditions – especially when it comes to Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White. The third-year man from LSU has been playing lights out and has recently been named to the 2020 Pro Bowl for his efforts. With six interceptions, White is tied with former Bill turned Patriot Stephon Gilmore for the NFL lead. During last week's win over the Steelers, White shined bright, tallying two picks, two passes defensed and four tackles. Earning AFC Defense Player of the Week honors for the performance, the young CB is showing no signs of slowing down. If White gets just one more INT, he'll become the first Bills player since Jairus Byrd in 2009 to have seven or more in a season.

2. What a bunch of Scrooges

When it comes to defense, Tre' White isn't the only Bills player that has given it his all week in and week out. In fact, Buffalo's third ranked unit has been stingy all year when it comes to letting their opponents get to the end zone. Since 2017, the Bills have allowed only 49 passing touchdowns, which is the lowest in the league. The 'D' has been particularly unforgiving in enemy territory, allowing 20 points or fewer in seven of their 2019 road games. If Leslie Frazier's squad can hold the Patriots to the same number, they'll become the first group since the Bears in 2010 to do so in each of their eight away tests.

1. Signed, sealed, delivered

Despite the Bills having already locked in their place in the postseason, there's still a lot to play for this December. Not only would a win deliver fans everywhere an early holiday present, while handing Brady and company coal in the process, it would advance the Bills to 11-4 for the first time since 1999. Additionally, a victory for head coach Sean McDermott's group will mark the only instance in six decades that the Bills have won seven road games.

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