NEW ENGLAND (1-0) at BUFFALO (1-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Patriots by 2-1/2
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RECORD VS. SPREAD - Patriots 1-0, Bills 1-0
SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 67-42-1
LAST MEETING - Bills beat Patriots 17-9, Dec. 28, 2014
LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Steelers 28-21; Bills beat Colts 27-14
AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 1, Bills No. 8
PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (T21), PASS (9).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (27), PASS (28).
BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (5), PASS (18).
BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (4), PASS (21).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Patriots are 26-3 in past 29 meetings against AFC East rivals, though Bills beat them in last year's mean-nothing season finale when New England rested most of its starters. Buffalo hasn't won two straight against Pats since three-game win streak spanning 1999-2000. ... Patriots QB Tom Brady is 23-3 against Bills. 23 wins, 58 touchdowns and eight 300-yard passing performances are Brady's most against any opponent. ... TE Rob Gronkowski, who is from Buffalo area, has scored in four straight regular-season games and seven straight outings, including playoffs. He has touchdown in six of seven games against Bills, and combined for 37 catches for 543 yards and nine scores. ... RB LeGarrette Blount returns after serving one-game suspension for violating NFL's substance abuse policy. ... TE Scott Chandler, who had TD in his Patriots debut last week, faces former team after spending previous five seasons in Buffalo. ... Bills new coach Rex Ryan went 4-9, including 2010 playoff win, against Patriots during six-year tenure coaching New York Jets. ... DT Marcell Dareus returns after missing opener to serve one-game suspension for violating NFL's substance abuse policy. ... Though newly acquired RB LeSean McCoy managed just 41 yards rushing against Colts, Bills combined for 147 - their most since 2014 season opener at Chicago. ... QB Tyrod Taylor went 14 of 19 for 195 yards and TD, plus 41 yards rushing in debut as Bills starter. ... Bills' defense combined for two sacks, forced three turnovers (including two interceptions) against Colts. ... WR Sammy Watkins had no catches on three passes directed his way last weekend. ... Fantasy: With defense set to key on Gronkowski, expect Brady to focus attention on other targets such as Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Chandler, who's potential grows as red-zone threat.
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