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Monday Night Football, Week 8: Pats-Bills puts Packers’ next opponent on short rest

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New England will have one fewer day to recover before their matchup with Green Bay, since they play this evening in Buffalo.

NFL: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Aside from a long flight home from the West coast, the Green Bay Packers get a normal week of rest this week as they prepare for next Sunday night’s game at the New England Patriots. Their opponents, however, will be on a short week as they are in Buffalo this evening to play the Bills on Monday Night Football.

New England has won three straight against the Bills, and has not lost in Buffalo since 2011, giving them a six-game winning streak when playing in upstate New York. Tonight we are likely to see more of the same, with the teams sporting mirror records and the Bills having scored a combined 31 points over their last four games.

For the Packers, an ideal result here would be that the Bills play a tough, physical game and at least make this a contest for a few quarters. But with the Pats being anointed as two-touchdown underdogs and Derek Anderson set to start under center, this writer isn’t counting on it.

Tune in for tonight’s game and follow along with us here at APC.


New England Patriots (5-2) vs. Buffalo Bills (2-5)


Monday, October 29th 2018
8:15 PM Eastern Time


New Era Field
Buffalo, New York


TV Broadcast: ESPN
Online Streaming: or ESPN app
Commentators: Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Anthony McFarland, Lisa Salters

Radio Broadcast: Westwood One Sports



Patriots favored by 14.5 points
Over/under: 45

Last Meetings

Week 13 2017: Patriots 23, @Bills 3
Week 16 2017: @Patriots 37, Bills 16

All-Time Head-to-Head Record

Regular Season: Patriots lead 71-43-1
Playoffs: Patriots lead 1-0