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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick apparently ‘doesn’t buy into’ the Josh Allen hype

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The Buffalo Bills offense has been one of the best in the NFL this season, with Josh Allen taking a massive leap in his third year as the team’s starting quarterback. Just don’t tell Bill Belichick.

While the New England Patriots’ head coach was all diplomatic during his media conference calls leading up to his team’s game versus the Bills in Week 16, he apparently expressed different thoughts during a production meeting with ESPN. According to Brian Griese and Louis Riddick on Monday night’s broadcast, Belichick is not “buying into” the Josh Allen Hype:

Griese: Talking to him this week, he didn’t buy into the Josh Allen craze. He said, ‘You know what, we actually played pretty good defense against Josh Allen when we played in November.’ You know that Bill Belichick will have something cooked up for Josh Allen. If you think the Buffalo Bills are just going to roll the ball to the 50-yard line and take a victory lap around Gillette Stadium, that man has another thing coming.

Riddick: There was no question that Bill really got fired up when talking to him about potentially being swept, Josh Allen being one of the MVP favorites. He was not having any of it. I guarantee you, he coached his football team as hard as he probably coached it all year long leading up to this game.

Belichick’s Patriots are 3-1 against Josh Allen so far in his career with the Bills, but he helped Buffalo win the most recent matchup between the two teams back in Week 8.