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Patriots (5-2) to New Era Field for a showdown on Monday Night Football , the first time the Bills have hosted a Monday night game in nearly a decade. Buffalo Rumblings reporter and podcast host John Boccacino is joined by Alec Shane from Pats Pulpit to preview the Bills Week 8 clash vs. the Patriots. These two teams are heading in opposite directions, with the Bills struggling to score points (ranked last in the league in scoring offense, 11.6 points per game), while the Patriots have won four straight and find themselves in a familiar place: alone in first place in the AFC East. On the latest edition of the new and improved Billieve: a Buffalo Bills Fans Podcast, we have everything you need to know to get ready for the game, Buffalo’s first of six against an AFC East opponent. Boccacino and Shane also give their keys to the game, which had Buffalo opening up as a 13-point home underdog vs. the Patriots. Hear what our podcast duo had to say about the game.Tom Brady brings a 28-3 record against the Bills into the MNF game, and he is once again playing at an MVP level for the Patriots. The key to a Bills upset is to get pressure on Brady, and for Bills fans, hopefully the defense will return to its Week 6 form (sacking Deshaun Watson seven times) compared to Week 7, when it recorded zero sacks and allowed Andrew Luck to toss four touchdown passes. Among the topics covered on the podcast: the health status of TE Rob Gronkowski and RB Sony Michel , what Buffalo can do to slow down RB James White and WR Josh Gordon, why the Patriots struggle with their pass rush, the important role that LBs Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds must play, and what the Bills need to do to get back in the win column and pull off the monumental upset. Our experts offered up their score predictions for the game, Buffalo’s first home appearance on Monday Night Football since a 29-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 17, 2008. While both Boccacino and Shane predict the Patriots to pick up their fifth straight win, they also expect the Bills to hang around and make this a game into the second half, fueled by a raucous New Era Field crowd. Check out our Billieve: a Buffalo Bills Fans podcast for answers to these questions and score predictions from our experts!SoundCloud | iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Podbay | Podfanatic |Subscribe, rate, and review our Buffalo Rumblings podcast now and leave your comments below. You can also download an MP3 version of the podcast by signing up for a free account at SoundCloud. We’re looking for feedback and want to hear from you!AFC East roundup: notable post-cut additions With a week to go before the NFL season kicks off two big things happen around the league. The first is that we see all the teams making cuts to get their rosters down to that magical 53 or even less. The second is that, with so many cuts taking place around the league , the waiver wire goes crazy with teams picking up players just released hours earlier. This week on the AFC East roundup we will be looking at some interesting signings that the teams made while working their roster to 53. Buffalo BillsThe Bills made two interesting claims to note, adding two guys from division rival, New England. The first is cornerback Ryan Lewis who was on the Patriots practice squad last season. The six foot corner is hoping to find his spot in a secondary that has been shaky at times in the preseason. The other claim was Corey Bojorquez who is expected to be the starting punter after the team released Colton Schmidt. Bojorquez did not have a single punt in the preseason but he does kick with his left foot which sometimes proves challenging for returners. Buffalo is hoping to get a similar magic like the Patriots do when they take on former Bills.New England PatriotsThe Pats tried to bolster their wide reciever group singing Amara Darboh and Chad Hansen. They have been looking for new threats on the outside after Erik Decker announced his retirement earlier in the week. Both players were drafted in 2017 and are both 6’2” adding some size for Tom Brady to look at. Something to note that even though he has not been signed, there has been rumors of the team targeting former Bill, Brandon Reilly which would drive Bills fans crazy, especially after the success of Chris Hogan. New York JetsThe Jets decided to stay in house with their roster, electing to just make the necessary roster moves to get to 53 without signing or claiming any outside players. All ten of the players on the practice squad where also on the team at some point in the offseason so New York was confident with all of the players they brought in during the offseason. After trading Teddy Bridgewater earlier in the week, it will be the Sam Darnold show with Josh McCown as the backup.Miami DolphinsMiami added two players to their rosters off waivers in quarterback Luke Falk and receiver Tanner McEvoy. Falk was a sixth-round pick of the Titans this year after playing three seasons at Washington State. McEvoy has been on the Seahawks the last two seasons after coming out as an undrafted free agent. A surprising cut from the team was tackle Sam Young. The nine-year veteran was looking to have a solid role on the team but may return after Week 1 when veteran’s salaries are not fully guaranteed.

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