With the Bills surprisingly 2-0 behind a high-powered offense, and the Patriots unsurprisingly 2-0 behind a high-powered offense, Buffalo receiver Stevie Johnson is telling the Patriots that when the two teams meet today, New England’s defense better be ready.
“I’m expecting a shootout,” Johnson said. “I can’t really speak for our defense. I’m just saying we have to put up numbers. If it is going to be a shootout, we have to be ready for it on the offensive side. We gotta bring it.”
To which the Patriots might reply, “Oh, it’s already been broughten.”
The Bills are the highest-scoring team in the league through two games, with 79 points, and the Patriots are No. 3, having scored 73 points. So it seems likely that a whole lot of points will be put up on Sunday.
But it’s telling that even though the Bills are 2-0, the highest-scoring team in the league, and at home on Sunday, the Patriots are favored by a touchdown. The betting public isn’t confident that the Bills will bring it. It’s Johnson’s job to prove everyone wrong.