Originally written on Bills Locker  |  Last updated 12/30/11
The Buffalo Bills snapped a 7-game losing steak last weekend when they demolished the Broncos 40-14 in Buffalo.  The Patriots need a win in this game to secure homefield advantage throughout the playoffs in the AFC.  The Patriots have won seven games in a row.  The Bills beat the Patriots earlier this year 34-31 in Buffalo, so they might have some confidence coming into this game.  Here is a look at the matchups in this game: When the Bills have the ball:  The Bills are likely to throw more than they pass this weekend.  That doesn’t mean that C.J. Spiller won’t get his fair share of carries…because he will.  The Patriots are giving up 117.5 yards rushing per game and 4.6 yards per carry, so Spiller should have a good game.  The Patriots are going to have to get after Ryan Fitzpatrick, because he’s going to be looking to make big plays in the passing game down the field.  WRs Steve Johnson and David Nelson are big targets for Fitzpatrick to throw to down the field.  On the shorter st...
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