Two New England Patriots Ruled Out For Week 18

The New England Patriots face a tough scenario heading into Week 18, as they need a big upset over the motivated Buffalo Bills, as well as results to go their way if they are to sneak into the playoffs, so the last thing they needed was to lose two starters against man emotional and incredibly talented Bills squad.

That's what they've had to do unfortunately, as both Jalen Mills and Jonnu Smith have been ruled out for the regular season finale, and while they've got the players in place to get them through this game, it certainly hurts the current depth of the team.

This season has certainly been an up and down one for the Patriots, as they've looked poor at times, while finding ways to win enough games to be in a playoff spot, and now, they control their fate in Week 18, so we will see how they can handle a trip to Buffalo after what has transpired this past week.

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