Bad News for the Buffalo Bills Offense on Thursday Night Football
The Buffalo Bills play at the New England Patriots tomorrow night for their first game against their division rival this season.
The Bills (8-3) and Patriots (6-5) are both over .500, which is amazing since the Patriots are technically last in the division; which goes to show how good the AFC East has been in 2022.
The good news for the Bills is that they are getting healthier on defense, as they will get Greg Rousseau, A.J. Epenesa and Tremaine Edmunds back for tomorrow's game against New England. The Bills posted their injury report and all will play.
However, the Bills won't have Von Miller (as we knew) but also confirmed that starting left tackle Dion Dawkins will be out with an ankle injury.
Dawkins has not practiced all week, so while it's not exactly a surprise, it's a blow to the blindside of Josh Allen.
The Patriots have flaws with their roster but by far their biggest strength is their pass rush, led by Matthew Judon.
New England is second in the NFL with sacks (37) and Judon has 13 of them. He's on pace for 20 sacks this season and will by far be the biggest challenge for the Bills offense.
Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson is also a challenge for the defense but with most everyone back for the Bills (minus Micah Hyde and Von Miller), the Bills should have a favorable matchup against this Patriots offense led by Mac Jones.
Expect to see David Quessenberry at left tackle, with Bobby Hart and Justin Murray also in the mix. The Bills may decide to move Spencer Brown to left tackle and have Quessenberry play right tackle. Brown is more athletic than Quessenberry but has had his struggles this season.