The Buffalo Bills (8-3) will try to snap an eight-game losing streak tied to their history playing on Monday Night Football and avenge an earlier loss in State Farm Stadium when Buffalo travels to Arizona for a Week 13 clash with the suddenly homeless San Francisco 49ers (5-6), who were displaced from their Santa Clara County home due to COVID-19 restrictions.
This is the first of four straight games the Bills will play in the national spotlight, as only their Week 17 regular-season finale vs. the Miami Dolphins will occur during the 1 p.m. EST window.
The Bills are coming off a 27-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 12 in a game the Bills won despite turning the ball over on three consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter.
Josh Allen completed 18 of 24 passes for 157 yards with a touchdown and an interception, rookie Tyler Bass kicked two field goals and, led by Devin Singletary (11 carries for 82 yards) and Zack Moss (nine carries for 59 yards), Buffalo averaged 5.7 yards per rush in accruing 172 yards on the ground.
Wide receiver Cole Beasley threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Gabriel Davis, linebacker A.J. Klein recorded 14 tackles with 1.5 sacks en route to AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors, and cornerback Tre’Davious White’s fourth-quarter interception sealed the victory for the Bills, who have started 8-3 for the second straight season.
The 49ers fought through a series of injuries to knock off the Los Angeles Rams 23-20 and remain in the playoff hunt in Week 12. Robbie Gould kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired, Deebo Samuel hauled in 11 passes for 133 yards, and the 49ers intercepted Jared Goff twice to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Bills haven’t won on Monday Night Football since defeating the Miami Dolphins 23-18 on Oct. 4, 1999. They did defeat the New York Jets 38-3 on a Monday night on Nov. 24, 2014 in a game that was postponed because of snow and was eventually played in Detroit, MI.
Monday’s matchup will be the 13th all-time between the Bills and the 49ers. The two teams have split the first 12 meetings.
Buffalo was victorious the last time these two teams met. Tyrod Taylor completed 16 of 25 passes for 179 yards with two TDs and rushed eight times for 68 yards, and LeSean McCoy scored three rushing TDs and had 140 yards on 19 carries as the Bills routed the 49ers 45-16 in Orchard Park.
San Francisco is currently listed as a one-point favorite. The Bills will be wearing their white jerseys with white pants, white helmet and a white facemask for the game. Here are all the ways to catch Monday’s game from home:
Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Time: 8:15 p.m. EST
Channel: The game will be carried nationally on ABC and ESPN.
Announcers: Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst), Lisa Salters (sideline reporter).
Location: State Farm Stadium | Glendale, Ariz.
Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WKRL 100.9 FM and 106.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Steve Tasker with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
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- Full participant: QB Josh Allen (knee/ankle), G Jon Feliciano (foot), TE Reggie Gilliam (hamstring), RB/Special Teams Taiwan Jones (hamstring).
San Francisco 49ers
- Limited participant: CB Emmanuel Moseley (hamstring).
- Full participant: WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring).
- Did not practice: CB K’Waun Williams (ankle).