Besides not having a punt blocked, if we could also avoid giving up field position by having any kickoffs go out of bounds.
In the last matchup we saw N'Keal Harry change the flow of the game by having a punt hit him when he should have been nowhere near the ball. Was that a coaching error having him back there, or does he just not have the football sense to understand and deliver what he was being asked to do? Either way it was awful.
While I would love for the Patriots to have a game-changing play on special teams, I'll settle for boring, run of the mill plays.
CONTAIN JOSH ALLEN- I'm more concerned with a running Josh Allen than a passing Josh Allen. Nothing against his passing game, it's just more of trust in our secondary to break up the pass or keep the play in front of them. Since the Patriots are currently struggling to tackle running backs, it's best to not turn Josh into a de facto ball carrier. I imagine there's been a lot of coaching on the defence about not getting caught in the backfield today.
MAKE THE BILLS STOP US- Sean McDermott didn't like all of the credit Belichick was getting for running the ball all game long in the first matchup. I personally hope the Patriots come out running and don't stop until the Bills prove they can stop us. Realistically, I doubt that will happen, because McDaniels is going to be calling the plays and will likely have free reign most of the game. At minimum, I hope McDaniels stops with the shotgun plays in short yardage.
RANDOM FACTS- Mac has thrown 7 of his 10 interceptions against the NFC. He has yet to have a turnover against an AFC East opponent. The Patriots haven't had a 100 yard receiver this season. They had 3 last year and 13 in 2011.