Bills vs Patriots Week 10 Capsule

BUFFALO BILLS (3-5) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (5-3)

SERIES

BILLS PATRIOTS
SERIES LEADER   62-41-1
STREAKS   22 of past 24
COACHES VS. OPP. Gailey: 1-5 Belichick: 22-4
LAST WEEK L 21-9 at Texans Bye (Wk. 8: W 45-7 at Rams in London)
LAST GAME 9/30/12: Patriots 52 at Bills 28. New England QB Tom Brady passes for 340 yards & 3 TDs while RBs Brandon Bolden (137) & Stevan Ridley (106) each rush for 100+ yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/1/12: Patriots 49, Bills 21. New England RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has 2 TD runs & TE Rob Gronkowski has 2 TD catches as Pats overcome 21-point 1st-quarter deficit in Week 17.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 106 (Buf.), 91 (NE). XM: 228 (NE).

 

STATS

PASSING Fitzpatrick: 158-256-1,674-15-9-85.6 Brady: 209-320-2,408 (1C)-16 (T2C)-3-100.6 (3C)
RUSHING Spiller: 78-562-7.2-4 Ridley: 150-716 (3C)-4.8-5 (T3C)
RECEIVING St. Johnson: 35-416-11.9-4 Welker: 60 (3L)-736 (3C)-12.3-2
OFFENSE 343.9 440.8 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE -7 +13 (1C)
DEFENSE 417.9 369.8
SACKS Ky. Williams, M. Williams: 4.5 Jones (R): 6
INTs Byrd: 3 (T2C) Wilson (R): 3 (T2C)
PUNTING Powell (R): 44.6 Mesko: 42.0
KICKING Lindell: 46 (22/22 PAT; 8/9 FG) Gostkowski: 80 (1C) (29/29 PAT; 17/20 FG)

NOTES

BILLS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK (9,928) needs 72 passing yards to become 5th QB in franchise history to reach 10,000 career. Aims for 4th consecutive game with 300+ passing yards vs. NE. Tied career-best with 4 TD passes in last game vs. NE…RB FRED JACKSON (197) needs 3 rec. to join HOFer THURMAN THOMAS (456) as only RBs in Bills history to reach 200 career. RB C.J. SPILLER averages 7.2 yards per carry in ’12 (78 att., 562 yards)…WR STEVIE JOHNSON has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. NE. WR DONALD JONES has 7 rec. for 191 yards (27.3 avg.), incl. 68-yard TD in past 2 vs. NE…TE SCOTT CHANDLER tied career-high with 2 TD rec. in last game vs. NE….DE MARIO WILLIAMS has 3 sacks in past 2 on road…DE KYLE MOORE posted 1st career sack last week…Since entering NFL in ’09, S JAIRUS BYRD is tied for 4th in NFL w/ 16 INTs…LB NICK BARNETT has team-high 61 tackles…PR LEODIS MC KELVIN has NFL-best 19.5 PR avg… PATRIOTS: Average NFL-best in pts per game (32.8) & yards per game (440.8)…NE has won past 11 games at home vs. Buf…QB TOM BRADY has 19-2 (.905) career record vs. Bills with 49 TDs & 103.4 rating. Has thrown TD pass in 40 consec. games, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. Brady (16) needs 4 TD passes to reach 20 for 10th time in career. In past 8 in Nov., has 21 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 113.5 rating…RB STEVAN RIDLEY has 3 gms. with 125+ rush yards in ’12 (125, 151, 127), tied for most in NFL (CHRIS JOHNSON). Had 106 rush yards with 2 TDs in last game vs. Buf. Rookie RB BRANDON BOLDEN had career-high 137 rush yards in last game vs. Bills. WR WES WELKER has 16 career games with 10+ rec., tied for 2nd-most in NFL history (HOFer JERRY RICE, 17; MARVIN HARRISON, 16). Has 93 rec. for 1,035 yards vs. Bills, most vs. any team…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 2 TD rec. in each of past 2. Has 8 TD rec. in 5 career games vs. Buf…Rookie DE CHANDLER JONES leads NFL rookies with 6 sacks…DB TAVON WILSON has 3 INTs, most among AFC rookies…DB DEVIN MC COURTY has 3 INTs in past 2 vs. Bills.


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