The New England Patriots get a third chance at the Buffalo Bills in the wild-card round on Saturday, and Bill Belichick is hoping his team looks almost nothing like it did in the second go-round in Week 16.
The Bills completely controlled that matchup, with their offense converting fourth downs with relative ease and Josh Allen playing about as well as a quarterback can play. New England’s offense and defense had no answer for Buffalo, causing the Patriots to fall into a quick hole and never gain any momentum for a comeback.
Mac Jones, who threw two interceptions in that loss, and the Patriots are hoping their playoff matchup looks very different. Here are a few quick-hit thoughts on the news that the Bills and Patriots are playing again.