New England Patriots: 3 Bold predictions vs. Bills, Week 16

Buffalo Bills CB Tre White voted into 2020 NFL Pro Bowl

For the first time since 2008, Tom Brady wasn't chosen to be a part of the AFC Pro Bowl roster.

Indeed, the Patriots' secondary has been elite this season.

If selected as an alternate for a quarterback who opts out or is ineligible due to playing in the Super Bowl, Brady could be recognized as a Pro Bowl selection if he is selected and plans to participate in the game. For 10 straight years, Brady had cracked the roster, but that streak came to an end this week after Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson were voted to be the AFC's quarterbacks. He's thrown 21 touchdown passes (12th), averages 255 yards per game (12th), and has a passer rating of 86.5 (20th).

However, they will have to do better than the first time these teams met, back in late September, when the Patriots claimed a 16-10 victory in Buffalo but failed cover as seven-point road chalk.

'You hear cheers, you hear boos, ' Brady told reporters after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on December 9.

The 29-year-old Hightower was named to the second Pro Bowl of his career.

"I mean it is what it is, Buffalo doesn't get that much respect as it is".

Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison voiced his displeasure on the 'Mike Tirico Podcast'. They're very frustrated, and you can start to see that Tom Brady, he's just not the same player. Even when you look at coach [Bill] Belichick, he's blowing up, swearing [on the sideline] and things like that.

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