There is no denying that this season has not gone as the Bills expected. They made it to 2021 as the Super Bowl favorites after an incredible 2020, but are now 8-5, a game out of the AFC East’s lead. The good news for them is that they go into Week 16 with a great shot at the division lead with a very achievable tiebreaker. The bad news is that they have to do it against Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.
The Patriots are coming off a tough loss to the Colts, but the last time they faced the Bills it was in a gale that ended in a 14-10 win. Mac Jones threw just three passes in that game, and it seems unlikely he will cut it on Sunday. In better shape, Josh Allen should be able to do more for the Bills, who are coming off a 31-14 win against Sean McDermott’s former team, the Panthers.
This game is huge for the Bills. The AFC North wild card winner is breathing down their necks, and is one of five AFC teams to have an 8-6 record. The last three games of the season will see some of these teams cannibalizing themselves, making this a golden opportunity for the Bills to step away from the rest.
Yet despite all the talk about Allen and Jones, this game could be decided on the spot. The Patriots dominated the Bills in the trenches two weeks ago, and the Bills never found an answer. Devin Singletary added 86 yards for Buffalo in last week’s win over the Panthers, and the Bills may ask him for a similar performance this week. The Patriots are unusually middleweight against the run this season, while they are third against the passing game. The Bills may look to exploit that after a strong week running the ball.
Here’s what you need to know to watch Bills vs. Patriots this Sunday, including start time, TV channels and the full NFL Week 16 schedule.
What channel is Bills vs. Patriots today?
- Television channel (national): CBS
- Television channel (Buffalo): WIVB
- Television channel (New England): WBZ
- Live broadcast: Paramount +, fuboTV
Bills vs. Patriots will air regionally on local CBS-affiliated channels. Ian Eagle and Charles Davis will be on the CBS convocation, and Evan Washburn will handle secondary reporting. Gene Steratore will provide rules analysis for CBS.
You can find the Bills ‘home broadcast on SiriusXM channel 382, while the Patriots’ home broadcast airs on channel 227.
In Canada, viewers can watch Bills vs. Patriots with a DAZN subscription, including all NFL games.
Bills vs. Patriots
- Date: Sunday December 26
- Kick off: 1:00 p. M. EST
Bills vs. Patriots are scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Anyone who doesn’t watch a local game will get Bills vs. Patriots ranked # 1 on CBS.
Buffalo Bills 2021 Schedule
|one||September 12||against Steelers||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|two||September 19th||in the dolphins||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|3||September 26||against the Washington football team||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|4||October 3||against Texans||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|5||October 10 (SNF)||in the bosses||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|6||October 18 (MNF)||into titans||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|7||October 24th||Goodbye week||–||–|
|8||31 October||against dolphins||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|9||November 7||in the jaguars||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|10||November 14th||in Jets||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|eleven||November 21||against foals||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|12||November 25 (Thanksgiving)||in the saints||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|13||6th of December||against patriots||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|14||December 12th||in Buccaneers||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|fifteen||Decembre 19th||against panthers||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|sixteen||December 26||in Patriots||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|17||January 2||against hawks||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|18||January 9th||against jets||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
2021 New England Patriots Schedule
|one||September 12||against dolphins||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|two||September 19th||in Jets||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||vs saints||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|4||October 3 (SNF)||against buccaneers||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|5||October 10th||Texans||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|6||October the 17th||against cowboys||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|7||October 24th||against jets||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|8||31 October||in the chargers||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|9||November 7||in Panthers||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|10||November 14th||against browns||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|eleven||November 18 (TNF)||in the hawks||8:20 pm ET||Fox / NFL Network / Amazon Prime|
|12||November 28||against titans||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|13||December 6 (MNF)||on invoices||8:15 pm||ESPN|
|14||December 12th||Goodbye week||–||–|
|fifteen||Dec. 18||in Colts||8:25 pm||NFL Network|
|sixteen||December 26||against invoices||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|17||January 2||in the jaguars||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|18||January 9th||in the dolphins||1 p. M. ET||CBS|