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New England Patriots

Week 17: Patriots-Bills capsule

BUFFALO (6-9) at NEW ENGLAND (11-4)

Today, 4:25 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE – Patriots by 9 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Buffalo 8-7, New England 7-8

SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 65-41-1

LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Bills, 23-21, Sept. 8, 2013

LAST WEEK – Bills beat Dolphins, 19-0; Patriots beat Ravens, 41-7

BILLS OFFENSE – OVERALL (23), RUSH (2), PASS (29)

BILLS DEFENSE – OVERALL (8), RUSH (23), PASS (5)

PATRIOTS OFFENSE – OVERALL (7), RUSH (12), PASS (7)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE – OVERALL (25), RUSH (29), PASS (18)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Patriots have won last 12 home games against Bills, including 11 since moving to Gillette Stadium in 2002. ... New England won season opener at Buffalo on Stephen Gostkowski’s 35-yard FG with 5 seconds left. ... Bills lead NFL with franchise-record 56 sacks and are first team with three players (Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Jerry Hughes) having at least 10 sacks since 2000 Saints. ... Buffalo’s 142.5 yards rushing per game are second most in NFL. ... Bills won last two games, allowed Miami 103 yards and six first downs last Sunday. ... RB Fred Jackson ran for season-high 111 yards against Miami. ... Rookie LB Kiko Alonso leads Bills with 145 tackles and has four interceptions. Bills’ 22 interceptions are second most in NFL. ...WR Robert Woods, ejected last Sunday for punching Miami safety Reshad Jones in facemask following whistle, needs one catch to become seventh rookie in Bills history with 40 receptions. ... Patriots can clinch playoff bye, secure fourth straight 12-win season and eighth in last 11. ... Tom Brady is 21-2 against Bills, needs one win for 148th of career, passing Dan Marino and tying John Elway for third among starting QBs. ... WR Julian Edelman, who needs four receptions for 100 after totaling 69 in first four seasons, had two TDs in opener against Bills. ... CB Logan Ryan’s five interceptions most among NFL rookies after getting two last Sunday. ... Gostkowski leads NFL in scoring, has made 23 straight fourth-quarter FG attempts. ... DE Chandler Jones leads Patriots with career-high 10 1/2 sacks, recovered fumble in end zone for TD last Sunday. ... Patriots have won four of last five.

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