Jonathan Jones looking forward to facing Bills after missing last year’s matchups

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The Patriots did not force the Bills to punt in their second regular season matchup or their playoff game last season, so it’s no surprise that they were on the losing side of both of those games.

Cornerback Jonathan Jones was not in the lineup for either of those losses or their earlier win over Buffalos as he missed the Patriots’ final 12 games due to a shoulder injury. Jones said watching those games was “like your little brother is fighting and you can’t help him.”

Jones is healthy for this week’s game between the two teams and said this week that he’s “excited” about the chance to help the Patriots try for a better result.

“You never look at it like ‘I would’ve made this great play.’ I just wanted to help — in any way possible I could’ve helped, tried to help,” Jones said, via Mark Daniels of MassLive.com. “You’re sitting there watching and it’s a playoff game. You know what I mean? That even hurt a little bit more that it was in the playoffs.”

Jones’ presence won’t be the only difference from the last time the two teams met and the Patriots hope that it will be one that helps push things in their direction.

9 responses to “Jonathan Jones looking forward to facing Bills after missing last year’s matchups

  1. The best nickel in football was as huge a loss in sb52 as he was last year towards the end of the season. Can’t replace elite.

  2. The Bills have their work cut out for them: they face New England twice, the Jets D once and Miami once before the end of the season. A pre-season Super Bowl favorite, they could end the season 9-8 and last place in the division.

  3. Allen getting healthy. Starters Edmunds, Morris and Rousseau back this week. Rhodes now playing, Tre getting healthy. Butker practicing and available soon.
    The starting crew is FINALLY getting healthy and back together in time for these divisional showdowns…
    And of course Von will play in a couple weeks.

    Keep shoveling dirt on the Bills……

  4. “gronkhof says:
    November 30, 2022 at 8:54 am
    The Bills have their work cut out for them: they face New England twice, the Jets D once and Miami once before the end of the season. A pre-season Super Bowl favorite, they could end the season 9-8 and last place in the division.”
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    Or, they could still end up in the Super Bowl. You just never know.

    Despite a season full of injuries, they’re still 8-3 w/ the 2nd best record in the AFC, and the tiebreaker over the current 1 seed. Their 3 losses were all 1 score & basically down to the last play of the game. 9-8 would be an epic collapse. I wouldn’t consider that likely.

    Right now, the Pats are much more likely to finish in last than the Bills. But that’s why they play the games.

  5. Bills are a great team. Barring a season ending injury to Allen I wouldn’t count on a collapse. The Patriots are now the hunters for a change instead of the hunted in the East.

  6. touchback6 says:
    November 30, 2022 at 8:46 am
    The best nickel in football was as huge a loss in sb52 as he was last year towards the end of the season. Can’t replace elite.
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    Apparently the Pat’s D isn’t so tough without some ill-got film of the opposing offense.

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