Thursday, December 5, 2013
WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
SERIES RECORD: Patriots lead, 63-41-1
LAST MEETING: Patriots beat Bills 52-28, Sept. 30
LAST WEEK: Bills lost to Texans 21-9; Patriots had bye
BILLS OFFENSE: Overall -- 21, rush -- 6, pass -- 27
BILLS DEFENSE: Overall -- 31, rush -- 31, pass -- 24
PATRIOTS OFFENSE: Overall -- 1, rush -- 4, pass -- 5
PATRIOTS DEFENSE: Overall -- 22, rush -- 7T, pass -- 28
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Patriots won 17 of last 18 games against Bills, losing 34-31 in first of two meetings last season. ... New England scored season-high points in last win over Buffalo on Sept. 30, scoring touchdowns on six straight second-half possessions. ... Patriots' 63 wins over Bills are their most over any opponent. ... Bills minus-7 in turnover differential, tied for 13th in AFC. Patriots' plus-13 leads conference. ... Buffalo coming off fourth loss in five games. ... Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown for more than 239 yards once this season - 350 against Patriots. Fitzpatrick needs 72 yards passing to become fifth QB in Bills history with 10,000. ... Bills rushed for season-low 74 yards last game. ... Buffalo just 2 for 11 on third-down conversions against Houston. ... Leodis McKelvin leads NFL with 19.5 yards per punt return. ... C.J. Spiller averaging 7.2 yards per rush. ... Patriots' second-year RB Stevan Ridley third in AFC with 716 yards rushing. ... Patriots lead NFL with 32.8 points and 440.8 yards per game. ... TE Rob Gronkowski has two TD catches in each of last two games. ... WR Wes Welker's 60 catches rank third in NFL. ... Patriots going for 12th straight home win against Bills. ... Two Patriots rookies playing big roles on defense -- first-round pick Chandler Jones with NFL-rookie best six sacks, S Tavon Wilson with AFC-rookie best three interceptions. ... Tom Brady, 19-2 in career against Bills with 49 scoring passes, has at least one TD pass in last 40 games overall, third longest streak in NFL history.
-- The Associated Press