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, the New England Patriots really need a win on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Fortunately, the Patriots get to play at home where they’re a whole different team.If you’re Brian Flores and Bill Belichick, how are you going to defend the Bills’ run-first offense? Buffalo’s top three yardage leaders are all doing it on the ground. Running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory rank first and third and both are on the injury report, while quarterback Josh Allen ranks second. New England’s been awful at defending the run over the past three weeks Dont’a Hightower Color Rush Jersey
, so this will be a great test.On the other side of the ball, Josh McDaniels and Tom Brady will have their hands full against one of the best defenses in the league. Buffalo boasts a solid pass rush, a pair of quality coverage linebackers, and an extremely versatile and dynamic secondary. There won’t be any easy yards.Oh Joe Thuney Jersey
, and the Patriots will need some help this week from some other teams around the league. So let’s wish Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Seattle some extra luck.Alec and Rich cover it all. This podcast is available in the iTunes store, Stitcher James White Color Rush Jersey
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, but Gase said the team will be taking things week to week as Howard tries to get back on the field.The Dolphins claimed former Jaguars corner Dee Delaney off of waivers to help fill out the secondary, but Gase didn’t pretend that his team would be in a tough spot if Howard isn’t able to play.“He’s one of our best players, if not our best player on that side of the ball,” Gase said Matthew Slater Color Rush Jersey
, via ESPN.com. “We’ve got to make some adjustments if we have to on defense. Our guys have to step up. If he can’t go, you’re not going to replace him.”Gase said that he expects Howard to play again this season, but there may not be much reason to push things if the Dolphins fall to 6-7 against the Patriots this weekend.