The Buffalo Bills are not concerned with playoff scenarios or suggestions that it's more important for them to beat the Miami Dolphins next week than the New England Patriots this week to bolster their playoff chances.
"For us, the playoffs started two weeks ago," Pro Bowl guard Richie Incognito said. "These are all must-wins."
But New England is New England and that also means a little bit extra down at One Bills Drive.
"This is, especially, an important one because they’re so good. The New England Patriots, they’ve had our number for so long. It’d really just be huge for us to go into their house, beat them, keep our hopes alive and just keep winning and get to the playoffs."
The Bills just played the Patriots two weeks ago, and not much has necessarily changed in terms of how each team plays. Adjustments will be key.
"We’re definitely familiar with them personnel-wise," center Eric Wood said. "Schematically, they can always give you something different but we’ve seen a lot of their fronts. They’re always a challenge. You’ve got to play a sound game any time you play a team of their caliber, whether it’s them or another elite team in the league. We have to really prepare this week.
"It’s a big game for us this week and obviously we have two big weeks ahead of us but it helps with the preparation. It gives you a little bit more excitement leading up to the game."