Even though the New England Patriots have already clinched the AFC East title, they need a victory against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday to clinch a first-round bye in the 2013 AFC playoffs.
Here’s a game-by-game look at the remaining schedule for the 2013 New England Patriots.
Last season, the New England Patriots led the NFL in scoring with 34.8 points per game. But after an unimpressive 13-10 victory over the New York Jets in Foxboro Thursday night, the Patriots have scored a total of 36 points two weeks into the 2013 season. Quite frankly, they are lucky to have a 2-0 record.
One measure of a good NFL team is the ability to find a way to win even when it’s not playing its best football. This is something the New England Patriots proved Sunday in beating the Buffalo Bills 23-21 despite losing the turnover battle.
Going into Week One of the 2013 NFL season, it’s business as usual in the AFC East. That means that the Patriots are still the Patriots, and the Bills will lose to them again.
It may not be Tuel Time after all come Sunday in Buffalo.
As both Geno Smith and E.J. Manuel take reps and prepare for the upcoming season, the question remains, which of them will have the best rookie season?