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5 Things You Need to Know About Sunday's Patriots Game Against Buffalo

The New England Patriots travel to Buffalo to face the AFC East rival Bills at 1 p.m. Sunday. Here’s what you need to know about the Week 4 matchup.

On Sunday, the New England Patriots (1-2) and Buffalo Bills (2-1) meet for the 104th time in franchise history. The Patriots currently lead the regular season series, 61-41-1.

Last year, the two teams split the season series, with the Bills beating New England at Ralph Wilson Stadium and the Patriots defeating the Bills in Foxborough.

Here’s five things you need to know about today’s game.

1. Today's Broadcast (TV and Radio)

TV: This week’s game will be televised on CBS at 1 p.m. Greg Gumbel will provide play-by-play while Dan Dierdorf will serve as the broadcast analyst.

RADIO: Legendary play-by-play man Gil Santos will be joined by former Patriots quarterback and current 98.5 The Sports Hub personality, Scott Zolak. Tune in to 98.5 The Sports Hub to listen to Sunday's game.

2. Patriots-Bills Series at a Glance

  • The New England Patriots are 28-22-1 all-time in Buffalo
  • This will be the 52nd time the Patriots play in Buffalo for a regular season game
  • The Bills beat New England, 34-31 in Buffalo on Sept. 25, 2011
  • The Patriots are 9-10 vs. Buffalo in previous 19 meetings in September

3. The Last Time the Patriots and Bills Met ...

The New England Patriots beat the Bills, 49-21 at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 1, 2011.

4. New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills Injury Reports for Sunday

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS INJURY REPORT

OUT

Player

Position

Injury

Julian Edelman

WR

Hand (DNP)

Aaron Hernandez

TE

Ankle (DNP)

 

DOUBTFUL

Player

Position

Injury

No Players Listed

 

 

 

QUESTIONABLE

Player

Position

Injury

Brandon Deaderick

DE

Ankle (DNP)

Alfonzo Dennard

CB

Hamstring (LP)

Justin Francis

DT

Ankle (LP)

Rob Gronkowski

TE

Hip (LP)

Kyle Love

DT

Knee (LP)

Logan Mankins

G

Hip (DNP)

Nick McDonald

OL

Shoulder (LP)

Sterling Moore

CB

Knee (LP)

Shane Vereen

RB

Foot (LP)

Sebastian Vollmer

OT

Back (LP)

 

BUFFALO BILLS INJURY REPORT

OUT

Player

Position

Injury

Martin Ruvell

WR

Ankle (DNP)

 

DOUBTFUL

Player

Position

Injury

No Players Listed

 

 

 

 

 

QUESTIONABLE

Player

Position

Injury

Fred Jackson

RB

Knee (LP)

C.J. Spiller

RB

Shoulder (LP)

 

PROBABLE

Player

Position

Injury

Leodis McKelvin

CB

Groin (FP)

 

5. Patriots-Bills Connections

Former Bills and Patriots

  • Bills defensive end Mark Anderson recorded 10 sacks for New England during the 2011 season
  • Bills tight end Lee Smith was the Patriots fifth-round draft pick in the 2011 draft
  • Patriots long snapper Danny Aiken entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Bills in 2011.

Area Connections

  • Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick attended Harvard University
  • Bills wide receiver coach Bob Bicknell is a native of Holliston
  • Rob Gronkowski is from Amherst, N.Y.
  • Patriots linebacker Trevor Scott and offensive lineman Jamey Richard each attended the University of Buffalo.

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