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Buffalo Football Report Thursday Preview: Bills vs. Patriots

The Buffalo Bills will take on the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football

KICKOFF: 8:30 p.m. on Monday Night Football

LAST REGULAR-SEASON GAME: 9/20/15 – Patriots 40 - Bills 32: Buffalo scored 19 fourth quarter points but couldn't complete the comeback late.

REFEREE: Gene Steratore

PATRIOTS NOTES: New England will be without Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman on Monday Night Football. The duo accounted for 195 of Tom Brady's 466 yards passing (42%)... Brady is 24-3 versus the Bills all-time... Rob Gronkowski leads all tight ends in receiving yards and is tied for first in receptions (49) and second for touchdowns (8)... Stephen Gostkowski is 21-of-21 this season on field goal attempts... The Patriots are first in PPG (33.7) and second in passing yards (325.9)... New England's run defense is second in the NFL (88.2)

BILLS NOTES:  Tyrod Taylor has a QB rating of 106.2 which is higher than Jim Kelly's QB rating of 101.2 from 1990 (franchise record)... Karlos Williams can become the first NFL player to score a touchdown in his first seven games with a score on Monday... Buffalo is sixth in the league in scoring (25.7 PPG) and second in rush yards (142.3)... Ronald Darby leads the league in passes defensed... Buffalo's defense is 18th in passing yards allowed (251.9) and ninth in rush yards allowed (97.7)





Regular Series Leader



27 of past 30

Coaches Record vs. Opponent


27-5 (27-4 with NE)

Last Week

W 22-17 vs. New York Jets

W  27-26 vs. New York Giants


Taylor: 124-176-1436-11-4 (106.2 RTG)

 Brady: 251-370-3,043-24-3 (111.1 RTG)


McCoy: 113-528-2

Blount: 117-513-6


Clay: 40-408-2

Gronkowski: 49-806-8


3,084 yards

 3,768 yards





3,146 yards

3,094 yards

Sack Leader

Mario Williams (3), Jerry Hughes (3)

Jones (10.5)

INT Leader

Darby (2), Brown (2), Gilmore (2), Graham (2)

Ryan (4)

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