It looks like the New England Patriots are confident enough in the recovery of QB Jimmy Garoppolo and his shoulder injury because he is now expected to start this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, per WBZ reporter Levan Reid.
Back-up QB Jacoby Brissett was expected to start if Garoppolo’s shoulder wasn’t fully healed. The 3-0 Patriots just need a band-aid for one more week until QB Tom Brady returns in week 5 to face the Cleveland Browns.
The Patriots are comfortably 7.5-point favorites over the Bills with 60% of the money being placed on the Patriots per Odds Shark, which is a great sign. The Patriots are 57-7 (89.1%) when 7.5+ point favorites at home since Bill Belichick became head coach in 2000.