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practice field [url=][/url] , Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy worked on a limited basis Thursday as he makes his way back from a concussion.With or without their top playmaker, the Bills and their sputtering offense will be challenged to keep up with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Monday night.The primetime matchup — Buffalo's first home game on Monday night in a decade — features one of the best offenses in the league against one of the worst."I think it's an opportunity to come on a big stage against a great football team to get the ball rolling and do something special," Bills receiver Zay Jones said. "Especially at home."Scoring and producing on offense has been difficult for the Bills this year.Buffalo's 81 points through seven games is the third-lowest total over that span in franchise history and the lowest since 1977, when the Bills had 75 points and started 1-7.In comparison, the Patriots have scored 86 points in the second quarter this season.The Bills are 31st in total offense, 32nd in points per game and 32nd in passing. Buffalo's average of 129.4 yards passing per game is 47.2 yards behind last year's Bills team, which ended the year 31st in passing.Buffalo averages 11.6 points per game, while the Patriots average 30.6 points per game.The biggest issue for Buffalo has been at quarterback, where veteran Derek Anderson is set to make his second straight start after signing with the team to provide a leadership role earlier this month.That came after a disastrous start to the season by opening day starter Nathan Peterman and disappointing play from rookie Josh Allen, the seventh overall pick in the draft.Allen is out with an elbow injury.Buffalo's passing game showed some signs of life in the first half of Sunday's 37-5 loss to Indianapolis with Anderson before struggling. Anderson had three interceptions and lost one fumble while throwing for 175 yards.It's a tough spot for Anderson, who signed with Buffalo on Oct. 9."I'm just continuing to grab information as we go [url=]White Jeremy Hill Jersey[/url] ," Anderson said. "(Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll) keeps asking me every day, 'You good?' Yup, I'm good. Everything we're doing, I'm staying up to speed with and trying to grab anything extra that I can as we go and kind of get it on the fly."Anderson, 35, recognizes the difficulty in trying to keep up with the high-powered Patriots."They're a good football team, there's no question about that," Anderson said. "Unfortunately I have to just play their defense. That's my focus this week."There were some small positives for the Bills in their loss to the Colts. The offense topped 300 yards for the first time this season with 303 yards.Anderson's 175 yards passing against Indianapolis were the team's most since Josh Allen's 196 yards against Minnesota.The Bills also received a spark from backup running backs Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy. Ivory had 81 yards on 16 attempts (5.1 average) against Indianapolis while Murphy had 53 yards on four attempts, including a 30-yard gain."Obviously we know who we're playing," Jones said. "The Patriots have a good defense so we can't overlook them either. So just stay on track with things that we have planned."Week 4 Patriots vs Dolphins: Big-play ability, explosiveness make Miami hard to defend [url=][/url] , thinks Bill Belichick Today, the New England Patriots will try to get their season back on track with a victory over the visiting Miami Dolphins. However, beating the 3-0 Dolphins will not be an easy task as the team poses a challenge in all three phases of the game. Earlier this week, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick joined quarterback-turned-analyst Scott Zolak to talk about those challenges in the latest episode of the Belestrator.The breakdown starts with a look at the offensive side of the ball, which features a group of talented wide receivers led by Kenny Stills, Jakeem Grant and Albert Wilson. Belichick praised the group for its speed and ability to create big plays: “They’re so explosive,” the future Hall of Famer said about them. “They can score from anywhere in a hurry. They got some fast players and if they get a little space it’s hard to catch them from behind.”Belichick also praised his head coaching counterpart, Adam Gase in how he uses his talented receiving corps: “Coach Gase does a great job of mixing up their offensive calls and keeping you off balance. They’ve been able to hit some big plays [...] where you think defensively you’re in pretty good shape,” Belichick noted. “A lot of speed, a lot of explosive plays and they have so many different guys that can do it.”“Grant, Wilson [url=]White Trent Brown Jersey[/url] , Stills – they got a host of them,” New England’s coach continued. “Their explosiveness and big play ability on offense, additionally the other things they do when they grind it out and move the ball, make them tough to defend.” However, the Dolphins’ offensive firepower is not the only reason why they are currently one of only three unbeaten teams left in the NFL: Miami’s defense also has delivered so far.Belichick and Zolak take a look at one aspect of the unit: it’s productive pass rush, led by edge rushers Robert Quinn and Cameron Wake. “He has a very good speed rush, kind of reminiscent of Jason Taylor,” Belichick said about Quinn before taking a wider look at the unit .”Good inside rushers, good edge rushers. It’s a very potent pass rushing group. Pass protection and blocking these guys in the running game is a big challenge.”New England being up to this challenge – as well as the one posed by Miami’s explosive offense – will play a big role in determining whether or not the team can snap its two-game losing streak and improve to 2-2.


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