Patriots at Bills NFL Week Two Capsule

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (1-0) AT BUFFALO BILLS (1-0)

SERIES

PATRIOTS BILLS
SERIES LEADER 66-42-1  
STREAKS 6 of past 7  
COACHES VS. OPP. Bill Belichick: 26-5 Rex Ryan: 4-9
LAST WEEK W 28-21 vs. Steelers W 27-14 vs. Colts
LAST GAME 12/28/14: Bills 17 at Patriots 9. Buffalo defense totals 4 sacks. Bills WR Robert Woods & RB Boobie Dixon each score TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/12/14: Patriots 37, Bills 22. New England DE Rob Ninkovich records 6 tackles & 3 sacks. Patriots WRs Brandon LaFell and Brian Tyms combine for 140 rec. yards & 3 TDs.
REFEREE Ronald Torbert
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 93 (NE), 82 (Buf.). XM: 82 (Buf.).

STATS

PASSING Brady: 25-32-288 (3C)-4 (T1L)-0-143.8 (2L) Taylor: 14-19-195-1-0-123.8 (3C)
RUSHING Lewis: 15-69-4.6-0 Ka. Williams (R): 6-55-9.2-1
RECEIVING Edelman: 11 (2L)-97-8.8-0 Harvin: 5-79-15.8-1
OFFENSE 361.0 342.0
TAKE/GIVE +1 +3 (T2L)
DEFENSE 464.0 304.0
SACKS 3 tied: 1 Bradham, Robey: 1
INTs Harmon: 1 (T1L) Darby (R), A. Williams: 1 (T1L)
PUNTING Allen: 47.8 Schmidt: 50.4
KICKING Gostkowski: 4 (4/4 PAT; 0/0 FG) Carpenter: 9 (T2C) (3/3 PAT; 2/2 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: Last week, QB TOM BRADY passed for 288 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & now has 18 career games with 4+ TDs & 0 INTs, tied for most in history. Earned 161st career win as reg.-sea. starter, surpassing BRETT FAVRE (160) for most by QB with 1 team in NFL history. Improved to 12-2 (.857) in season-openers, highest win pct. among SB-era QBs (min. 10 starts)…RB DION LEWIS had 120 scrimmage yards (69 rush, 51 receiving) in NE debut. In 4 career starts, RB BRANDON BOLDEN averages 6.3 yards per rush…In past 6 (incl. playoffs), WR JULIAN EDELMAN has 52 catches for 607 yards (101.2 per game) & 3 TDs …TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 5 catches for 94 yards (18.8 avg.) & 3 TDs last week. Since entering NFL in 2010, leads all NFL players with 57 TD catches. Aims for 8th in row (incl. playoffs) with TD catch. TE SCOTT CHANDLER had TD catch last week in Pats debut. Spent 5 seasons with Buf. (2010-14) & had 183 catches for 2,121 yards & 18 TDs with Bills…LB JAMIE COLLINS has 4 sacks in past 6…BILLS: In Bills debut, QB TYROD TAYLOR completed 14 of 19 (73.7 percent) for 195 yards & 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 123.8 rating…RB LE SEAN

MC COY had 87 scrimmage yards (41 rush, 46 rec.) in Bills debut. Since entering NFL in 2009, ranks 3rd in NFL with 9,161 scrimmage yards (6,833 rush; 2,328 rec.). Had 61 scrimmage yards & rush TD in only career meeting (with Phi. on 11/27/11)…WR PERCY HARVIN led team with 5 catches for 79 yards (15.8 avg.), incl. 51-yard TD, in Bills debut. 1 of 2 players in NFL history with 4+ career 50-yard TD rec. & 3 career 100-yard KR-TDs (HOFer OLLIE MATSON). In 6 career division games, WR SAMMY WATKINS has 22 catches for 425 yards (19.3 avg.) & 2 TDs. WR ROBERT WOODS had TD catch in last meeting…DE MARIO WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row with sack vs. NE. Rookie CB RONALD DARBY (Round 2, No. 50 overall) had 6 tackles & INT in NFL debut. In past 9 at home, LB JERRY HUGHES has 7.5 sacks.


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