Great News For The Buffalo Bills This Week
It's getting closer, Buffalo. We're just over two days away from the Buffalo Bills playing against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium for the Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs.
The game will be the first full-capacity home playoff game in Buffalo in over 25 years, but if you're going out to Orchard Park on Saturday night, make sure to bundle up the best you can, as game time temperatures are expected to be anywhere from 5 to -2 degrees.
It's always more stressful this time of year, since you have to win or go home. That means even more focus is put on injury reports. The Bills have had their share of injury troubles in 2021 but for this game, they could not being going in any healthier.
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Bills head coach Sean McDermott told WGR radio in Buffalo on Thursday morning that everyone will be healthy and ready to go for Saturday night.
The only two players on the injury report on Wednesday were wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and defensive end Efe Obada, but both were full participants in practice.
This is the healthiest the Bills have been all season and it could not have possibly come at a better time for them going into the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.
As for the Patriots, they are dealing with injuries to defensive tackle Christian Barmore, tackle Isaiah Wynn, linebacker Dont'a Hightower, safety Kyle Dugger, and linebacker Jamie Collins.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that they're more optimistic about Dugger playing than Wynn, who did not practice along with Collins.
Cornerback Jalen Mills was placed on the COVID-19 list on Tuesday, making his status unknown for Saturday night as well.
If Mills can't play, it will be a blow for the Patriots against a team that uses more three wide receiver sets than anyone in the NFL in the Bills.