Ryan Clark explained why the game vs. the Bills is ‘tailor-made for Bill Belichick and the Patriots to win’

ESPN analyst: Game vs. Bills ‘tailor-made’ for Bill Belichick, Patriots

Morning Sports Update Clark thinks the Patriots are “going to take the mantle as the team to beat in the AFC.” Bill Belichick watches during a Patriots practice on Dec. 2, 2021. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

The Bruins defeated the Predators in Nashville on Thursday, 2-0. Jake DeBrusk and Brandon Carlo scored for Boston.

Tonight, the Celtics are in Utah to play the Jazz at 9 p.m.

And tomorrow at 7 p.m., the Boston Pride host the Toronto Six at Warrior Ice Arena.

Previewing Patriots-Bills: The stakes for the Monday night matchup between the Patriots and Bills in Buffalo are enormous. Each team will enter the game with four losses, and the winner will take a large (though not decisive) step towards an AFC East crown.

New England, riding a six-game winning streak, has been increasingly seen as a legitimate contender. One person picking the Patriots is former NFL safety (and current ESPN analyst) Ryan Clark.

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Speaking on a Friday morning “Get Up!” segment, Clark identified the absence of Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White—out for the season with a torn ACL—as a major factor.

“The strength of this team has been the secondary,” Clark said of the Bills. “So now when you can’t play that man-to-man coverage, when you can’t do some of those things that he allows you to do, you have to get some softer boxes. The one…

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