Week 17 of the NFL season features the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Kick-off is slated for 4:25 PM ET between these AFC East rivals. With 19 wins in 20 games against the Bills, the Patriots are the favorites in this contest. They can secure the number-two seed in the AFC playoffs with a win. We will back the host Patriots in this tilt on Sunday afternoon.
New England Patriots: Five straight AFC East Titles
New England is headed to the playoffs for yet another season under head coach Bill Belichick after clinching their fifth straight AFC East title. The Patriots no longer care about winning division titles and are only measuring their success by Super Bowl titles. The Patriots will need to secure a top seed if they want to enjoy a long playoff run this year. A win over the Bills will go a long way for New England on Sunday afternoon.
Buffalo Bills: Trying to break skid versus Patriots
Buffalo will need to play its best game of the year on Sunday when it takes on the Patriots if they wish to play the role of spoiler and end their skid. Buffalo can prevent the Patriots from securing the two-seed in the AFC playoffs with a win, but that win might not come easy. Buffalo turns the ball over quite often, eighth-most in the league, with 27 for the season. They lost two fumbles in their season-opening loss to the Patriots.
We find the betting odds for this contest at Bookmaker.eu. We are betting 15 percent of our bankroll on the Patriots to secure the win over the Bills with the -8.5 (-110) line this weekend. Place your bets now so you can enjoy all the excitement the NFL schedule has to offer as the regular season comes to a close.