The No. 6 seed New England Patriots (10-7) will play the No. 3 seed Buffalo Bills (11-6) on Saturday night at 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS. This will be the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday night to kickoff Super Wild Card weekend. These two AFC East rivals played each other in the regular season, with each team winning each others’ home turf.
The Patriots lost three out of their last four games to end the season, but head coach Bill Belichick still led this team with a rookie quarterback into the playoffs. New England had a chance to win the AFC East in Week 18, but lost to the Miami Dolphins on the road. During the regular season, the Patriots leaned on their running game to defeat the Bills 14-10 in Week 13.
The Bills ended the regular season on a four-game winning streak after losing by six points in overtime to the Buccaneers in Week 14. Buffalo won the AFC East crown for the second straight season with 27-10 win over the New York Jets on Sunday, combined with the Pats’ loss to the Dolphins. After losing to the Patriots in Week 13, the Bills got their revenge in Week 16 with a 33-21 victory in Foxboro.
How to watch Patriots-Bills
Date: Saturday, January 15th
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Where: Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, New York
TV channel: CBS
Live stream: NBC Live Stream, NBC app, Peacock
Opening odds for Patriots vs. Bills
Opening point spread: Bills -4.5
Opening point total: 43.5
Opening moneyline: Bills -200, Patriots +170