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The Buffalo Bills (1-0) take on the New England Patriots (1-0) in Week 2

A preview of Sunday's AFC East match up between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

KICKOFF: 1 p.m.

LAST REGULAR-SEASON GAME: 12/28/14 — Buffalo Bills 17 at New England Patriots 9. Kyle Orton completed 16-of-23 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown in the season finale.

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/12/14 — Patriots 37, Bills 22. Tom Brady throws for 361 yards and four touchdowns. 

REFEREE: Ronald Torbert

BROADCAST: CBS — Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon  

PATRIOTS NOTES: Tom Brady owns a 23-3 record against the Bills… LeGarrette Blount will be returning from a one game suspension…WR Julian Edelman caught nine passes for 91 yards in one game against the Bills last season... TE Rob Gronkowski has recorded 43 receptions, 526 yards and five touchdowns against Rex Ryan defenses… In seven games against the Bills, Gronkowski has 37 receptions, 543 yards and nine touchdowns… CB Malcolm Butler allowed 10 receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets last week.

BILLS NOTES: QB Tyrod Taylor completed 9-of-11 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown last week when facing no pressure. When blitzed, Taylor completed 4-of-7 passes for 57 yards… RB Karlos Williams took his first NFL carry 26 yards for a TD... Williams also took his first carry at Florida St. for a TD... WR Percy Harvin has recorded 10 receptions for 148 yards against the Patriots in two career games... DT Marcell Dareus will make his season debut after serving a one-game suspension... DE Mario Williams recorded two sacks against the Patriots last season.

Series

Bills

Patriots

Series Leader

 

66-42-1

Streaks

 

26 of past 29

Coaches vs. Opponent

4-9

26-5 (26-4 with NE)

Last Week

W 27-14 vs. Colts

W 28-21 vs. Steelers

Passing

Taylor: 14-19-195-1 (123.8 RTG)

Brady: 25-32-288-4 (143.8)

Rushing

Williams: 6-55-1

Lewis: 15-69

Receiving

Harvin: 5-79-1

Edelman: 11-97

Offense

342

361

Take/Give

+3

+1

Defense

304

464

Sacks

Bradham (1), Robey (1)

Hightower (1), Sheard (1), Brown (1)

INTs

Darby (1), A. Williams (1)

Harmon (1)

Punting

Schmidt: 50.4

Allen: 47.8

Kicking

Carpenter: 9 (3/3 PAT; 2/2 FG)

Gostkowski: 4 (4/4 PAT)

 


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