Although you have to ask yourself, is that really a good thing?
See one of the big reasons last season’s opener was so close was because Aaron Schobel was killing us on the defensive end. He’s not there anymore. In fact the Patriots should sign him off the street (I’m still on that bandwagon). The Bills defense isn’t as strong without him there and starting middle linebacker Paul Posluszny is injured. The Pats offense should roll all over the defense.
On the other side of the ball, the Pats defense should look like world beaters against the Bills. In theory.
The Bills were the only team that the Pats were able to beat on the road last season. So once again we’re left to ask if the Pats from week one or the Pats from week two is the team that’s going to show up.
The Bills aren’t the barometer to measure that. The Bills suck. In fact the Bills have a solid chance of going 2-14 this season. They’ve managed a whopping 17 points through their first two games this season and have just changed quarterbacks. Their first round pick CJ Spiller hasn’t really been a success after starting week one, he had just one carry in week two.
Pats are favored by 14 with an over/under of 42.5. I say Pats and the over.
Back Monday with a recap.