Key Player On Offense For The Buffalo Bills Tests Positive For COVID-19
The Buffalo Bills are preparing for their game against the New England Patriots this Sunday in Foxborough. The week 16 game is the second of two matchups between the two teams this season. The first ended in a 14-10 Patriots victory at Highmark Stadium, which was played in 45 mph wind gusts.
The Bills are coming off a 31-14 win over the Carolina Panthers, that featured a return to form for the Bills offense and defense. The Patriots lost 27-17 to the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night.
With a win, the Bills will take the lead in the AFC East since they will hold the division record tiebreaker with the Patriots; if New England wins, they take a two-game lead in the division with just two games remaining.
The Bills are hoping a few players come off of the Reserve/COVID-19 list, including tackle Dion Dawkins and guard Jon Feliciano. They, along with edge rusher A.J. Epenesa and linebacker Tyrel Dodson are currently on the list.
The Bills added another important player to the list on Tuesday afternoon.
Wide receiver Cole Beasley was added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Beasley has had previous run-ins with fans and the media with his social media outbursts, as we isn't vaccinated, which means he will have to miss the next 10 days and will not play against the Patriots on Sunday. He did in fact test positive.
With wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders hurt and unlikely to play on Sunday, this means Gabriel Davis will have to step up in a big way to fill the void against New England.