Bills Vs Patriots Capsule


Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE — Patriots by 9

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Bills 4-4-1, Patriots 5-3-1

SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 68-42-1

LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Bills 40-32, Sept. 20, 2015

LAST WEEK — Bills beat Jets 22-17; Patriots beat Giants 27-26

AP PRO32 RANKING — Bills No. 9, Patriots No. 1





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — New England and Buffalo will meet for third time on Monday night and first since 2009. Patriots won both previous games. . Patriots have won 27 of last 31 meetings dating back to 2000. . QB Tom Brady has 24 regular-season wins against Bills, more than any other opponent in career. Brady has also thrown more touchdown passes (61) against Buffalo than any other team. … Last time the Bills won six or more of first 10 games was in 2000, when they finished 8-8 to begin 15-season playoff drought. … Buffalo has not won three in row since 2011, when it won first three games but finished 6-10. … Bills DT Kyle Williams is expected to miss his fourth game with left knee injury. … RBs LeSean McCoy and rookie Karlos Williams have combined for 378 yards rushing and four touchdowns (including one receiving) in past two games. … Williams could become first player in NFL history to score touchdown in his first seven career games. He’s tied with six set in 1998 by New England’s Robert Edwards. … Bills ranked first in NFL in yards rushing per game after Miami and then dropped to 11th during bye week. They’ve since moved up to second. … Bills are 4-1 with McCoy, Karlos Williams and QB Tyrod Taylor all playing. Only loss was to New England in Week 2. … Since throwing three interceptions in loss to New England, Taylor is 4-1 in his past five starts and combined to go 87 of 117 for 999 yards with seven TDs and one interception. He’s also had 159 yards rushing and TD. … Bills are 5-0 when Taylor has 29 or fewer passing attempts, and 0-2 with 30 or more. … Bills have allowed 17 TDs passing, one more than all of last season. . Brady owns 13-6 record on Monday night and has thrown three or more touchdowns in nine of those 19 games. His 43 touchdown passes are third most on Monday nights, trailing Dan Marino (74) and Brett Favre (69). . Bill Belichick is 16-10 all-time on Monday night and 15-7 as head coach of Patriots. . DE Chandler Jones has sack in five straight games and leads NFL with 10 1-2, marking his second season of double-digit sacks as Patriot. Jones had 11 1-2 in 2013. . New England is fourth defendingSuper Bowl champion to begin following season 9-0 and first since Green Bay (13-0) in 2011. . Patriots have scored in 35 consecutive quarters, besting 1999-2000 St. Louis Rams, who scored in 31 straight periods.


(Capsule copy and pasted from USAToday.)

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