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Patriots vs Bills Week Four Capsule



STREAKS 21 of past 23  
COACHES VS. OPP. Belichick: 21-4 Gailey: 1-4
LAST WEEK L 31-30 at Ravens W 24-14 at Browns
LAST GAME 1/1/12: Bills 21 at Patriots 49. New England RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushes for 2 TDs & TE Rob Gronkowski has 2 TD catches as Pats overcome 21-point 1st-quarter deficit.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/25/11: Bills 34, Patriots 31. Buffalo defense has 4 INTs, including 27 yard INT-TD by CB Drayton Florence. Bills’ Rian Lindell kicks game-winning 28-yard FG as time expires.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 91 (NE), 117 (Buf.). XM: 233 (Buf.). 


PASSING Brady: 79-118-887 (3C)-4-1-97.0 Fitzpatrick: 50-86-581-8 (T1L)-3-95.2
RUSHING Ridley: 52-233-4.5-1 Spiller: 33-308 (3L)-9.3-3 (T1L)
RECEIVING Lloyd: 22 (2C)-237-10.8-0 St. Johnson: 13-172-13.2-3 (T2C)
OFFENSE 391.0 371.0
TAKE/GIVE +4 (T1C) +1
DEFENSE 344.0 348.7
SACKS Cunningham, Jones (R): 1 Ky. Williams: 3
INTs Gregory, Wilson: 1 Scott: 2 (T1C)
PUNTING Mesko: 38.3 Powell (R) (Pre.): 44.8
KICKING Gostkowski: 34 (1C) (7/7 PAT; 9/10 FG) Lindell: 15 (12/12 PAT; 1/1 FG)


PATRIOTS: Club has won 10 of past 12 at Buf…BILL BELICHICK (193) needs win to surpass CHUCK KNOX (193) for 8th most among head coaches in NFL history…QB TOM BRADY (40,866) needs 57 passing yards to surpass KERRY COLLINS (40,922) for 11th-most passing yards in NFL history. Has thrown TD pass in 35 consecutive games, 4th-most in NFL history. For career, Brady is 18-2 vs. Bills with 46 TDs vs. 17 INTs & 102.4 rating…RB DANNY WOODHEAD averages 7 yards per carry vs. Bills (23 att., 161 yards). In last game at Buf., WR WES WELKER had career-high in catches (16) & rec. yards (217) & tied career-best in TD catches (2). Welker (6,356) needs 11 yards to surpass TROY BROWN (6,366) for 2nd-most rec. yards in Patriots history (STANLEY MORGAN, 10,352). Posted 1st 100-yard rec. game of season (142) & 24th of career last week. WR BRANDON LLOYD recorded 1st 100-yard receiving game as Patriot last week (108)…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI aims for 3rd consecutive game with 100+ rec. yards & 2 TDs vs. Bills. Has 7 career TD catches in 4 career games vs. Buf…S PATRICK CHUNG has 2 INTs in past 3 vs. Buf…LB JEROD MAYO leads team with 33 tackles…BILLS: Club has won 5 of past 6 in Sept…QB RYAN FITZPATRICK aims to join JOE FERGUSON (1st 4 games in ’75) & HOFer JIM KELLY (1st 4 games in ’92) as only players in team history to throw multiple TDs in each of 1st 4 games of season. In past 6 in Sept., Fitzpatrick has 17 TDs vs. 6 INTs & 99.8 rating. Passed for 369 yards vs. NE on 9/25/11, 2nd-most of career (382 vs. Bal. on 10/24/10)…Offense averages 178 rush yards per game in ’12, 2nd-most in AFC…RB TASHARD CHOICE gained 91 yards last week… Dating back to 1/1/12, WR STEVIE JOHNSON aims for 5th consecutive game with TD rec. Has 3 TDs in past 4 vs. Patriots. Rookie WR T.J. GRAHAM posted 1st TD reception of career last week…DT KYLE WILLIAMS has 3 sacks in past 2…DE MARK ANDERSON registered 10 sacks with NE last season…DE MARIO WILLIAMS posted 1st sack as Bill last week (1.5 total)…LB BRYAN SCOTT has 2 INTs in past 3 games…PR-CB LEODIS MC KELVIN has NFL-best 29.7 PR avg. in ’12.

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