The New England Patriots will begin AFC East divisional play this Sunday when they travel to face the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The teams will meet in a rematch in Foxborugh on Monday Night Football on Nov. 23. Last season, the teams split the series, with the Patriots taking a 37-22 win at Buffalo on Oct. 12, before the Bills pulled out their first ever win at Gillette Stadium with in a 17-9 win over the Patriots in the 2014 regular-season finale.
The Patriots own a 67-19 (.779) record in regular-season AFC East games since the beginning of the 2001 season, compiling the best intra-division record of any NFL team. Indianapolis is second with a 63-23 (.733) record.
QB Tom Brady is 23-3 all-time against Buffalo. He has more wins against Buffalo than any other NFL team. The New York Jets are second with 20 wins. Brady's 23 wins against Buffalo are tied for the second most wins by a quarterback against an opponent. Brett Favre had 23 wins against Chicago and 26 wins against Detroit.
TELEVISION: This week's game will be broadcast by CBS and can be seen locally on WBZTV Channel 4 in Boston. Kevin Harlan will handle play-by-play duties with Rich Gannon as the color analyst. The game will be produced by Kevin Mack and directed by Mark Grant.
NATIONAL RADIO: This week's game will be broadcast to a national audience on Compass Media Network. Chris Carrino and Brian Baldinger will call the game.
LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 FM, The Sports Hub, is the flagship station for the Patriots Radio Network. Play-by-play broadcaster Bob Socci will call the action along with former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak, who will provide color analysis. Produced by Marc Cappello.
The Patriots and Bills will meet for the 111th time and for the first of two 2015 meetings. The Patriots will host the Bills on Monday Night Football at Gillette Stadium on Nov. 23.
New England holds a 67-42-1 edge in the series. The teams split the season series last year with Buffalo winning at Gillette Stadium for the first time in 13 tries.
New England has swept the series 23 times and has won 26 of the last 30 games between the clubs, dating back to the 2000 season.
The Patriots are 35-20 all-time in home games against Buffalo, including 12-1 at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots are 32-22-1 all-time at Buffalo, including 25-16 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The series between the AFC East rivals began in 1960. The Patriots' 67 wins over the Bills are their highest victory total over any opponent, nine more than they own over the New York Jets (58).
After seven straight series sweeps and 15 straight Patriots wins, Buffalo ended the streak with a 34-31 victory Ralph Wilson Stadium in the first meeting of the two teams in 2011 on Sept. 25. The 15-game win streak is the third longest winning streak over a single opponent in NFL history. The Patriots avenged that loss in the 2011 regular season finale on Jan. 1, 2012 by overcoming a 21-0 first quarter deficit and scoring 49 unanswered points en route to a 49-21 victory.
The teams have had many memorable matchups over the years, including a five-game span from 1999 to 2001 where four of the five contests were decided in overtime.
Home Record, 35-20
Record in Foxborough, 29-15
Foxboro Stadium, 17-14
Gillette Stadium, 12-1
Record in Boston, 6-5
Away Record, 32-22-1
War Memorial Stadium, 7-6-1
Ralph Wilson/Rich Stadium, 25-16 Read
Largest Margin of Victory, 46 points (2007)
Largest Margin of Defeat, 35 points (1970)
Longest Win Streak, 15 games (2003-2010) Read
Bill Belichick vs. Buffalo Bills, 26-5 (26-4 with N.E)
Rex Ryan vs. NE, 3-9 RS (1-0 in the PS)
BRADY VS. AFC EAST
As a starter against the AFC East, Tom Brady owns a 63-16 (.797) record. He is 23-3 against Buffalo, 20-5 against the New York Jets, 18-8 against Miami and was 2-0 against Indianapolis when they were in the AFC East (2001 season).
BRADY VS. BUFFALO
Tom Brady owns a 23-3 record against the Buffalo Bills. He has more wins against Buffalo than any other NFL team. The New York Jets are second with 20 wins on Brady's list. Brady's 23 wins against Buffalo are tied for the second most wins by a quarterback against an opponent.
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