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Billieve Podcast: Previewing the New England Patriots and Week 16

Everything you need to be ready for Josh Allen’s first career start vs. the Patriots!

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For the first time in his young career, rookie quarterback Josh Allen leads the Buffalo Bills (5-9) into Foxboro for a meeting with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots (9-5). The latest edition of Billieve: A Buffalo Bills Fan Podcast has everything you need to know to get ready for this AFC East clash.

Host John Boccacino is joined by Alec Shane from Pats Pulpit to break down the game as Buffalo looks to avoid the season sweep.

Even though the Patriots are poised to win their 10th straight AFC East crown, there’s panic and fear among their fanbase. The offense has been inconsistent, the defense has had major troubles stopping opposing running backs, and even Tom Brady is enduring a very un-Brady like season. What is the mood like among Patriots fans heading into the game with Buffalo?

Among the other topics covered: wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended (again) and while we hope that Gordon gets his life on track, his absence will be felt among the Patriots’ wide-receiving corps.

We also discuss how Belichick plans to slow down Allen, who engineered his second career-fourth quarter comeback over the Detroit Lions in Week 15 on the strength of his arm after displaying an outstanding running game over the previous three games.

Led by former Bill Stephon Gilmore, the Patriots are strong in the secondary. Where can the Bills look to exploit New England’s defense? Shane says the Patriots are especially vulnerable to underneath crossing and slant patterns, so maybe wide receiver Zay Jones will break out of his mini-funk. A good match-up to watch should be Gilmore vs. undrafted rookie free agent Robert Foster, who is in the midst of a record-setting stretch for the Bills.

Our podcasters also offer up their score predictions for the game.

Find answers to these questions and more on the latest Billieve: a Buffalo Bills Fan Podcast.

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