Bills/Patriots preview: notes and stats

October 29, 2016
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By Sal Capaccio

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According to multiple reports on Sunday morning, LeSean McCoy will not suit up against the Patriots. McCoy is officially listed as doubtful with his hamstring injury. Additionally, Robert Woods and Mike Gillislee are both expected to play. The Patriots are expected to have Julian Edelman and Martellus Bennett in the lineup, per reports.  






PATRIOTS

  • Aim for 4th consecutive win
  • QB TOM BRADY has most career TD passes (62) by any player vs. Buf. Is 25-3 (.893) in career vs. Buf. & has won 8 of past 9 meetings, throwing for 2,509 yards & 19 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 97.7 rating over span. Leads NFL with 132.6 rating
  • RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT rushed for 127 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 4 rush TDs in past 3. Ties for NFL lead with 8 rush TDs. 
  • RB JAMES WHITE has 3 rec. TDs in past 2
  • TE MARTELLUS BENNETT had 109 rec. yards in last meeting. In past 2 vs. AFC East, has 223 rec. yards (111.5 per game) & TD. 
  • TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 94 rec. yards & 2 TDs in Week 7. In past 3, has 16 catches for 364 yards (121.3 per game) & 2 TDs. Has 68 career TDs (67 rec., 1 rush), tied for franchise record
  • DT ALAN BRANCH & DE JABAAL SHEARD each had sack & TFL in last meeting. Branch has sack in 2 of past 3 meetings. 
  • CB MALCOLM BUTLER had INT & 3 PD last week

BILLS

  • Aim for 1st season sweep vs. NE since 1999
  • In 9 starts vs. division, QB TYROD TAYLOR has 99.5 rating, 13 pass TDs & 3 rush TDs..
  • RB REGGIE BUSH had rush TD last week
  • WR MARQUISE GOODWIN had 93 rec. yards, incl. 67-yard TD catch last week. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3…
  • LB JERRY HUGHES has 3.5 sacks & 2 TFL in past 5 meetings. 
  • LB ZACH BROWN had 17 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 FF & sack in last meeting & won AFC Def. Player of Week. Leads NFL with 74 tackles. 
  • LB LORENZO ALEXANDER leads NFL with 9 sacks & ties for 2nd with 3 FFs. Has 0.5+ sacks in all 7 games. 
  • CB RONALD DARBY led team with 8 tackles in Week 7.

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