New England Patriots

Round three: Pats head to Buffalo for Saturday night playoff game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It’s round three against the Bills. The Patriots have a matchup against the AFC East champs Saturday night in Buffalo. New England has stumbled into the playoffs, losing three of their last four games. But after missing post-season play last year, the Pats are back in familiar territory with a rookie quarterback.

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The Patriots will head to Buffalo Saturday night, splitting their regular-season games. Who can forget the early December game in Orchard Park, where the winds were swirling at 50 miles an hour. Mac Jones only threw three passes the entire game, and with a run game attack, the Patriots beat the Bills on their home turf, 14-10.

But in the rematch back at Gillette, Bills quarterback Josh Allen had one of the best games of his career to lead his team over the Pats. Despite playing each other twice during their regular season every year, this will be the first time since 1963 that they will meet each other in the playoffs.

Looking ahead to Saturday, the forecast in Buffalo looks like typical Buffalo weather. A high of 20 degrees with snow is possible in the evening. The kick-off is set for 8:15 pm. Saturday.

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