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This Josh Allen stat gives Patriots a blueprint to beat Bills in Week 16

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This Josh Allen stat gives Patriots a blueprint to beat Bills in Week 16

The Buffalo Bills might have finally found their franchise quarterback with the selection of Josh Allen in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Allen has started the Bills' last four games and is 2-2. He has ran for 99 or more yards three times, along with a total of three rushing touchdowns in that span. His touchdown run Sunday against the Detroit Lions helped spark a Buffalo victory.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had plenty of praise for Allen during a conference call with reporters Tuesday, and he touched on the young quarterback's running ability.

"Impressive. very athletic guy, good arm, can make all the throws," Belichick said. "He's an explosive player. He has some good weapons to work with. Good backs, good tight ends, good receivers. He's shown a lot of poise, accuracy throwing the ball, and obviously his ability to run with it is very good."

The part about Allen being a very good runner should be of particular note for the Patriots. His ability to throw on the run and get big gains on the ground is pretty impressive for a rookie quarterback. When he's in the pocket, however, his performance dips quite a bit.

Check out this stat showing Allen's quarterback rating in the pocket. It's among the worst in the league.

The Patriots need to do whatever they can to keep Allen in the pocket and force him to throw the ball. The Patriots defense has struggled mightily against the run of late, but their pass defense has mostly been solid, especially with cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and J.C. Jackson having tremendous seasons.

The Patriots will clinch the AFC East title if they beat their division rivals from Buffalo on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

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"Tom vs Time" receives Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

"Tom vs Time" receives Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

The start of football season is no longer the only reason Tom Brady will look forward to this fall. 

On Sunday, Brady announced on Twitter that his Facebook series "Tom vs Time" received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. 

Coming off his sixth Super Bowl championship, Brady can't seem to lose anymore. Of course, we'll see if he takes home the award on September 17, where he'll have to take a break preparing for the Jets to attend the award show. 

As Brady nears the end of his playing career, this most likely won't be the last time we see him up for awards in entertainment. Couple that with his TB12 brand, and the greatest quarterback of all time seems to have a nice retirement plan set up for himself. 

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

While there won't be a Triple Crown winner this year, Bill Belichick is 2-for-2 in attending the legendary races. 

After spending some downtime with his girlfriend Linda Holliday and Tom Brady two weeks ago at the Kentucky Derby, the future Hall of Fame head coach was spotted at the Preakness Stakes, staring down the eventual winner War of Will before the horse secured its victory. 

You can spot Belichick to the left of the jockey right above War of Will's tail. 

War of Will rebounded from a controversial loss at the Derby, where the original winner Maximum Security appeared to impede War of Will and Country House. The race went under objection review, and Country House was declared the winner while War of Will dropped to seventh. 

With the win, War of Will may have solidified itself as the rightful contender for the Triple Crown even though it will not get the chance to capture the sport's highest achievement. 

And as Field Yates alluded to in his tweet, game recognizes game. 

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