Bills vs. Patriots live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Monday Night Football’ game

The Bills are hosting the Patriots on “Monday Night Football” for a battle of supremacy in the AFC East. 

Josh Allen will lead the Bills (7-4) against Mac Jones and the Patriots (8-4), who will look to extend a six-game victory streak with a win in Buffalo. Allen will face the challenging task of driving the ball against New England’s defense, which only allowed 85 passing yards during their 36-13 victory against the Titans last week. 

Allen helped the Bills gain momentum against the Saints’ defense during their 31-6 victory on Thanksgiving. He completed 23 of 28 passes for 260 yards with four touchdowns. Although Allen threw two interceptions, the Bills’ offense recorded 361 total yards and averaged 5.8 yards per play. Allen connected wide receiver Stefon Diggs for 74 yards with a touchdown and tight end Dawson Knox for 34 yards with two scores. 

MORE: Patriots vs Bills odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘Monday Night Football’

The Patriots’ offense will be challenged by the league’s top-ranked defense, which allows about 275.2 total yards per game. After taking down Trevor Siemian last week, defensive end Mario Addison leads the Bills with four sacks. Rookie defensive end Gregory Rousseau follows close behind with three, but hasn’t recorded a sack since he tackled Patrick Mahomes during the Bills’ 38-20 victory against the Chiefs on Oct. 10. 

Despite the weather forecast showing strong winds in Buffalo, Patriots coach Bill Belichek will strategically structure the Patriots’ offensive approach. Rookie quarterback Jones threw for a season-high 310 yards with two touchdowns against the Titans and averaged a 71.9 completion percentage. While he connected with wide receivers Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne last week, Jones will rely on running backs Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson against Buffalo. Harris leads the Patriots with 643 rushing yards and eight touchdowns while Stevenson has 351 rushing yards with three touchdowns. 

READ  When will the NBA 75 players list be unveiled? Full release schedule for league's 75th anniversary team

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Bills vs. Patriots on “Monday Night Football.” Follow for complete results from the NFL Week 13 game.

MORE: Watch Patriots vs. Bills live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

Bills vs. Patriots score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Patriots 8
Bills

Bills vs. Patriots live updates, highlights from Monday Night Football

All times Eastern.

8:42 p.m.: Allen completes to Diggs for eight yards and positions the Bills at their own 33. 

8:38 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS. Harris breaks free and rushes 64 yards for the score. Bolden rushes into the end zone for the two-point conversion and gives the Patriots a 8-0 lead with 5:18 remaining in the first quarter. 

8:35 p.m.: Agholor rushes six yards before he’s brought down by Rousseau at the 36. 

8:33 p.m.: FUMBLE BILLS. Allen fumbles while attempting a handoff to Breida, and is recovered by Lawrence Guy at the Patriots’ 31.  

8:31 p.m.: Allen completes a pass to Breida for five yards and a first down at the Patriots’ 29. 

8:28 p.m.: Allen completes to Sanders, but he is immediately brought down by J.C. Jackson for a loss of three yards. 

8:24 p.m.: Rousseau brings down Bolden for a loss of one yard on third down. Bailey kicks a 15-yard punt out of bounds at the Patriots’ 40.

READ  Olympic gymnastics live results, updates, highlights from 2021 women's all-around finals

8:20 p.m.: After Allen throws an incomplete pass on third down, the Bills are forced to punt. The Patriots will take over at the 20. 

8:19 p.m.: Patriots punt on their opening possession after they fail to convert. Bills start their opening drive at the 49. 

8:17 p.m.: Mac Jones fumbles off the snap on third down and Damien Harris recovers at the 23. 

8:15 p.m.: As the Bills kickoff, the wind picks up the ball and takes it into the crowd. Patriots start from the 25. 

8:12 p.m.:  Patriots call heads, but the coin comes up tails. Bills choose to defer and the Patriots will start with possession. 

Bills vs. Patriots start time

  • Date: Monday, Dec. 6
  • Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. EST

Patriots vs. Bills is scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. EST, standard time for “Monday Night Football.”

How to watch Monday Night Football

  • TV channel (national): ESPN
  • Live Stream: ESPN, ESPN+, fuboTV

Patriots vs. Bills will be broadcast nationally on ESPN for “Monday Night Football” in Week 13. ESPN will have its regular booth broadcasting this game, with Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick. Lisa Salters will be on the sideline.

Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN free with a 30-day trial.

Monday Night Football schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup
Week 1 Sept. 13 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens
Week 2 Sept. 20 Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Week 3 Sept. 27 Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Week 4 Oct. 4 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Week 5 Oct. 11 Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts
Week 6 Oct. 18 Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills
Week 7 Oct. 25 Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints
Week 8 Nov. 1 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants
Week 9 Nov. 8 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears
Week 10 Nov. 15 San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 11 Nov. 22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants
Week 12 Nov. 29 Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 13 Dec. 6 Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
Week 14 Dec. 13 Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 15 Dec. 20 Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings
Week 16 Dec. 27 New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins
Week 17 Jan. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns
READ  Could Erling Haaland be transferred in January after Champions League elimination?

Patriots schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time  TV
13 Dec. 6 (MNF) at Bills 8:15 p.m. ESPN
14 Dec. 12 Bye week
15 Dec. 18 at Colts 8:30 p.m. ET NFL Network
16 Dec. 26 vs. Bills 1 p.m. ET CBS
17 Jan. 2 at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET CBS
18 Jan. 9 at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET CBS

Buffalo Bills schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time  TV
13 Dec. 6 vs. Patriots 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
14 Dec. 12 at Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
15 Dec. 19 vs. Panthers 1 p.m. ET CBS
16 Dec. 26 at Patriots 1 p.m. ET CBS
17 Jan. 2 vs. Falcons 1 p.m. ET Fox
18 Jan. 9 vs. Jets 1 p.m. ET CBS