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All the ways to catch the Bills’ final 2023 regular-season home game

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The Buffalo Bills enter their Week 17 home game against the New England Patriots riding a three-game win streak. In that span, Buffalo’s managed to win games in a variety of ways — from a last stand by the defense against the Kansas City Chiefs, to completely dominating the Dallas Cowboys, and mounting a much-needed comeback against the Los Angeles Chargers.

At 9-6, the Bills are now well-positioned to make the playoffs. Currently, Buffalo is the sixth seed, but there is a chance for more if they win out and the Miami Dolphins lose out. In that scenario, the Bills would claim their fourth-straight AFC East title and rise considerably in playoff seeding.

While many Bills fans believe it’s a foregone conclusion their favorite team will defeat the already-playoff-eliminated (4-11) New England Patriots in Week 17, it may be anything but easy. There are plenty of reasons for New England to be motivated today, including their role as playoff spoiler to Buffalo and playing for their long-tenured head coach Bill Belichick.

For the Bills, motivation looks far different, needing to continue their winning ways to ensure a trip to the postseason, and hoping to have that meaningful AFC East-deciding bout next weekend. Of course, all that matters not today and if the Dolphins defeat the Baltimore Ravens then the AFC East isn’t in play for the Buffalo Bills.

All they can do at this point is take care of their own business without worrying about “how” they’re positioned for the playoffs.

Though today’s game is our most-important outcome of the day, only a small percentage of the country will be able to watch things unfold on broadcast television, per 506sports.com,

  • Bills-Patriots (indigo) — (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green)
  • Dolphins-Ravens (red) — (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis)
  • Raiders-Colts (green) — (Andrew Catalon, Tiki Barber, Matt Ryan)
  • Panthers-Jaguars (yellow) — (Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta)
  • Falcons-Bears (brown) — (Chris Lewis, Jason McCourty, Ross Tucker)

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Bills-Patriots game details

  • Date: Sunday, December 31, 2023
  • Time: 1 p.m. EST
  • Location: Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
  • Weather forecast: 35 degrees, cloudy; 15% chance of precipitation
  • Referee: Alan Eck

Bills-Patriots TV info

  • Television broadcast: CBS
  • Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Trent Green (color analyst), Melanie Collins (sideline reporter)

Bills-Patriots streaming info

Bills-Patriots radio info

  • Radio broadcast: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Syracuse (WTKW 99.5/WTKV 105.5), Binghamton (WDRE 100.5FM), Ithaca (WIII 99.9/100.3 FM), Bath (WVIN 98.3 FM), Newark (WACK 1420 AM), Dansville (WDNY 93.9 FM), Elmira (WNGZ 1490 AM), Auburn (WAUB 98.1 FM/1590 AM), Geneva (WGVA 95.9 FM, 1240 AM) — and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network affiliate stations
  • Radio broadcast team: Chris Brown (play-by-play), Eric Wood (analyst), and Sal Capaccio (sideline reporter)
  • Satellite radio: SiriusXM — Ch 225 (Bills feed) / Ch 380 (Patriots feed)

Bills-Patriots betting line

  • Betting Line: Bills -14.5
  • Over/Under: 40
  • Money line: Bills -1000, Patriots +650
  • More odds: DraftKings Sportsbook

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