We’ve already chronicled how the Bills ripped off seven pass plays of 20 yards or more in their first meeting against the Patriots and how giving up big pass plays has been a persistent problem for New England dating all the way back to last season. Heading into the divisional rematch, Pats DT Vince Wilfork is wary of what Buffalo’s attack is capable of.
“If we don’t give up big plays, the defense can be very, very good,” said Wilfork. ”That’s one of the things we have to get better at – stop giving up big plays and stop hurting ourselves. And like I said, they’re a team that can strike from anywhere on the field – in the air and on the ground. We have to do a better job of that this time around because that game was close. We got a couple turnovers in that game that basically led to points on our end. But without those turnovers, you’re looking at a different ballgame so we definitely have to minimize the big plays on our defense.”
New England has given up a league-leading 42 pass plays of 20 yards or more this season including 10 for touchdowns. Four of those 10 touchdowns were scored by the Bills in the first meeting with the Patriots.
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