The Patriots took on the Bills earlier this season in Buffalo. (Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Both Buffalo and New England are going to the playoffs. The Patriots had a narrow victory over the Bills earlier in the season—but in the Week 16 Red Zone Report, WBZ's Adam Kaufman and Boston Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin discuss whether or not they can do it again this Saturday.
So what does Volin expect?
"To me, the winner of this game is whichever defense or special teams scores some points," he said. "This might be a 7-6 type of game. The Bills are fantastic on defense, and so are the Patriots. The Patriots are number one in scoring, and the Bills are number two in scoring defense, so these are the best two units out there, and two offenses that really struggle."
Drew Brees is now the NFL's career leader in touchdown passes in the regular season. Tom Brady's the all-time leader if you include the playoffs, and he's just three behind Brees for this record. When both retire, which QB does Volin anticipate holding that record?
"I still think it's going to be Brees," Volin said. "It all comes down to who's gonna keep playing after this year. Both quarterbacks are rumored to be hinting at retirement. Both quarterbacks will be free agents after this year ... If they both end after this season, obviously it's gonna be Brees. If they both play next year, I still think it's gonna be Brees. But if Brees walks away, then obviously it's gonna be Tom Brady."
Kaufman and Volin also discuss the banged-up offense, whether or not Julian Edelman should be rested in the coming weeks, how hampered Tom Brady is by his various ailments, who did—and didn't—make the AFC Pro Bowl squad, and if Stephon Gilmore will earn Defensive Player of the Year.