The Buffalo Bills (8-6) seek both revenge and first place in the AFC East when they take on the New England Patriots (9-5) in a crucial Week 16 showdown at Foxborough, MA.
Back in Week 12, hampered by windy and icy conditions at Orchard Park, the Bills squandered their share of opportunities, including going 1 for 4 in the red zone, but still had back-to-back drives in the fourth quarter with chances to score the decisive touchdown against New England.
The Bills trailed 14-10, but thanks to a 31-14 win over the Carolina Panthers, combined with the Patriots’ loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo can reclaim the division’s top spot with a victory on Sunday.
If the Bills win (Buffalo hosts the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets to close out the regular season), they would claim their second straight divisional crown.
With so much at stake, it’s no wonder the Bills/Patriots matchup airs at 1:00 p.m. EST for CBS, with most of the country watching as these AFC East rivals go head-to-head.
CBS sends Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst) and Evan Washburn (secondary reporter) to cover the Bills against the Patriots.
The areas that can see the game are highlighted in red (map provided by 506sports):
Besides New England hosting Buffalo, the rest of CBS’ premiere slate includes the Baltimore Ravens at the Cincinnati Bengals (in blue), the Jacksonville Jaguars at the New York Jets (in green) and the Los Chargers. Angeles at the Houston Texans (Yellow).
Sunday’s game is the 124th all-time meeting between the Bills and New England. The Patriots lead the series 77-45-1, with New England winning earlier this year and Buffalo sweeping the 2020 season series by scores of 24-21 on November 1 in Western New York and 38- 9 on December 28 at Foxborough. .