Payments lose Cole Beasley to COVID, out 10 days at minimal

The Buffalo Bills will do without Cole Beasley in their critical division game against the New England Patriots as the unvaccinated wide receiver tested positive for COVID.

Cole Beasley won’t be available to the Buffalo Bills before their biggest game of the season as the unvaccinated wide receiver tested positive for COVID.

Since Beasley is not vaccinated, he has to be quarantined for at least 10 days. That means he won’t be able to play in the week 16 road game against division rivals New England Patriots. Although the Patriots currently hold the head-to-head tiebreaker, the 8-6 Bills can recapture the division lead with a win over the 9-5 Patriots on Sunday as they have a better record in the division.

However, the offensive of the Bills is largely pass-oriented, so it couldn’t come at a worse time for them without being their slot-wide receiver.

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Assuming Beasley clears COVID-19 logs after his mandatory 10-day quarantine, he could theoretically get back in time for the Bills’ week 17 home game against the mediocre Atlanta Falcons. With presumably bad weather at Orchard Park, it could be a big boost to face a dome team that pretty much lost their chance at the playoffs last week until Beasley returns.

Ultimately, the Bills can repeat as AFC East champions if they win. While the New England road date will be a tough sledding, the failure of either of their last two home games against Atlanta or the flightless New York Jets likely means the Bills won’t make it to the AFC playoffs. The Bills are one of five teams in the AFC who sit 8-6 and go into the final three weeks of the regular season.

Buffalo must find a way to defeat New England at Foxborough without Beasley being available.

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