NE Patriots coach Bill Belichick talks Wild Card playoff game versus Bills
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FOXBOROUGH, MA (WHEC) — The longtime Pats head coach addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon ahead of Saturday’s game in Orchard Park.
Belichick isn’t known to drop even the slightest hint of gameplan and is often known as being cold-shouldered to questions.
But sometimes even Belichick has a little kindness to spare, and passed it along to Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen.
Coach Belichick gives some praise to Josh Allen.— Mat Mlodzinski (@MatMlodzinski) January 12, 2022
"Great arm. Can put the ball wherever he wants. It’s always a challenge to play against him."
Call it kindness, or a good memory, it’s certainly true about Allen’s most recent performance against New England. The Pro Bowl snub threw for 314 yards and added 64 more on the ground. Buffalo won that game, 33-22.
But Saturday’s game will be different. Belichick defuted questions pertaining to how similar a third and rubber-match game against the Bills would be. In fact he said if anything, it’ll be different, alluding to the fact that every game presents different scenarios. Belichick did agree that the proximity of the games against Buffalo is a bit odd.
Belichick: "Each week has its own challenges. What’s a little bit different about this one is how quickly we’ve played Buffalo within a couple of weeks."— Mat Mlodzinski (@MatMlodzinski) January 12, 2022
The rubber match is the third game in seven weeks.
Saturday’s game is set to kickoff at 8:20 p.m. from Orchard Park.