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Buffalo Bills Links, 11/1: Game Day!

Can Josh Allen flip the script against Bill Belichick and the Patriots?

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we get you ready for the Bills (5-2) Week 8 clash with the New England Patriots (2-4) at Bills Stadium.

We start off by examining whether quarterback Josh Allen can flip the script and reverse his fortunes against Bill Belichick and the Patriots, who have had Allen’s number through his first two seasons in the NFL.

Among the other keys to the game: Can Buffalo’s run defense contain New England’s ground game? Can the Bills weather the impending inclement weather that’s predicted for game time? Can Allen and the passing game can take advantage of the absence of reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Stephon Gilmore?

We get score predictions from beat writers and NFL analysts, discover the story behind why Belichick wasn’t able to hide punter Corey Bojorquez from the Bills, hear from governor Andrew Cuomo on the state’s plans to get Bills fans back into home games this year, and more!

Can Bills’ Josh Allen flip script Sunday against Belichick, Patriots? -
Allen’s combined passer rating in three career games is lowest vs. Patriots compared to any team he’s faced more than once.

Josh Allen, Bills determined to end drought against rival Patriots - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Buffalo has lost seven straight against New England, but can deal a blow to the Patriots’ playoff hopes with a home victory in Week 8.

Patriots at Bills: Sal’s keys, notes and stats - WGR 550
“The Buffalo Bills have a chance to take a three-game lead in the loss column over the New England Patriots when the two teams meet Sunday,” writes Sal Capaccio.

Can Bills take advantage of ‘vulnerable’ Patriots? – The Athletic
If you listen closely, you can hear the sky falling in New England. (Subscription required).

Three matchups to watch for Patriots at Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The New England Patriots visit the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots 2020: Preview, odds, predictions for Week 8 -
Bills (5-2) host the Patriots (2-4) at Bills Stadium Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.

Scouting Report: Weather conditions might force reliance on the run game | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Bills head coach Sean McDermott has done his best to make this like any other game, but we all know the truth: It’s not.

NFL analysts | Bills vs. Patriots game predictions | Week 8 -
Will the Bills win their first game against the Patriots since 2016? Find out what the experts are predicting for Sunday’s game.

How to watch Bills vs. Patriots: TV channel, time, live stream information -
The Bills will look to pick up their sixth win of the season on Sunday at Bills Stadium.

Bills vs. Patriots Week 8 | How to watch, stream, and listen -
Here are all the details fans need to follow Sunday’s game.

Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. the Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
A potential duel between Gilmore and Bills receiver Stefon Diggs was among the more intriguing matchups expected Sunday.

The Stefon Diggs game? Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore ruled out -
If the weather cooperates, Diggs and the Bills’ passing game could have a big day.

Patriots downgrade three players to out against the Bills - WGR 550
The New England Patriots downgraded three players to out for Sunday’s game in Buffalo against the Bills, including cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

Bills activate CB Levi Wallace; elevate CB Dane Jackson -
The Bills announced a handful of roster moves that will impact Sunday’s game against New England.

Why Bill Belichick couldn’t hide Corey Bojorquez from the Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Midway through his third NFL season, Bojorquez rates among the most effective punters in the league.

Bills Today | 6 milestones to watch for in today’s game -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Sunday, Nov. 1.

Cuomo on fans at Bills games: ‘We are working on it’ - WGR 550
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday that the state is working on plans to get fans back to Bills’ home games, but didn’t commit to that happening, nor offer a timeline on when it might be possible.

Cuomo stiff-arms Bills fans who want to watch games in person | Local News |
The governor did not commit to allowing fans to return and said one reason for this is the still troublingly high COVID-19 positive rate for Western New York.

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