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3 Bills Who Have Killed the Patriots the Most

Jason Schandl
Three Buffalo Bills players who have dominated the Patriots the most, including Matt Milano.
Three Buffalo Bills players who have dominated the Patriots the most, including Matt Milano. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
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The AFC East has always been filled with some heated rivalries, but the recent shift in power has made the Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots an especially interesting one.

With the Bills looking to become the new kings of the AFC East, here's a look at the three Buffalo players that have dominated the Pats the most in recent years.

1. Jerry Hughes, DE

Jerry Hughes has 5.0 sacks against the Patriots.
Jerry Hughes has 5.0 sacks against the Patriots. / Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

With the Patriots dominating this series lately, the Bills' pass rush hasn't had a lot of opportunity to work. That hasn't stopped Jerry Hughes from doing some impressive work, though. Hughes has 5.0 sacks and 12 quarterback hits against the Pats since arriving in Buffalo.

2. Cole Beasley, WR

Cole Beasley had 183 receiving yards against the Patriots in 2019.
Cole Beasley had 183 receiving yards against the Patriots in 2019. / Billie Weiss/Getty Images

Cole Beasley has only been in Buffalo for one season, but he already made a big impact where it counts. He was Josh Allen's go-to receiver against the Pats in 2019, catching 14 of his 25 targets for 183 yards in just two meetings. He averaged 13.1 yards per reception in those contests, compared to 11.6 on the season overall. Beasley has played 118 games in his career, and his two games against the Pats last year both rank among his top 10 for single-game receiving yards.

3. Matt Milano, LB

Matt Milano had 12 tackles against the Patriots in their last meeting.
Matt Milano had 12 tackles against the Patriots in their last meeting. / Bryan Bennett/Getty Images

Against a team that throws to their running backs and tight ends as much as the Pats, it's crucial for linebackers to come up big in coverage. Matt Milano has done that, with four pass defenses in five career meetings. He's also added 20 solo and 31 total tackles in those meetings, including 1 tackle for loss. In Week 15 last season, Milano racked up the second-most total (12) and third-most solo (9) tackles that he's ever recorded in a single NFL game.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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