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2020 NFL playoffs Bills vs Texans: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

Find out who to root for today.

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The playoffs have arrived! While the New England Patriots will enter them later today against the Tennessee Titans, two other AFC clubs will already play their first postseason games in the afternoon window: the fifth-seeded Buffalo Bills will travel to Houston to take on the conference’s number four seed, the Texans. The game projects to be a highly entertaining affair between a stout Bills defense and a potent Texans offense.

But who should Patriots fans root for? And what else is there to know? Let’s take a look.

#6 Buffalo Bills (10-6) at #4 Houston Texans (10-6)

When: 4:35 p.m. ET

Where: NRG Stadium, Houston TX

Television: ESPN/ABC

Live streaming: fuboTV (sign up here)

SB Nation coverage: Buffalo Rumblings (Bills), Battle Red Blog (Texans)

Patriots rooting guide: The Patriots’ rooting interest in this game comes down to the big picture: which team out of the two plus the Baltimore Ravens as a next-round opponent would be the best possible matchup further down the line. Baltimore would be the worst based on the team’s play during the regular season, so who would be the top matchup against the Ravens out of the Bills and Texans? There are arguments for both, but a fully healthy Texans team might have the best chance. With that in mind: go Houston!