- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (3-2) at BUFFALO (3-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New England 2-3, Buffalo 3-2

SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 66-41-1

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Bills 34-20, Dec. 29, 2013

LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Bengals 43-17, Bills beat Lions 17-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 11, Bills No. 19

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (14), PASS (19T).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (17), PASS (3).

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (20), PASS (21).

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (2), PASS (20).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Patriots are 20-1 against Bills since 31-0 loss in 2003 opener, biggest loss since coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady joined team. … Teams tied for AFC East lead. … Patriots coming off rout of Bengals after losing at Kansas City 41-14. … Brady became sixth player to pass for 50,000 yards when he hit TE Rob Gronkowski for 27-yard gain in first quarter vs. Bengals, finished game with 50,232. … Stevan Ridley rushed for 113 yards against Cincinnati, second game over 100 this season, also had career-long 43-yarder. … TEs Gronkowski had six catches and Tim Wright five, both scoring a TD on Sunday night. … CB Darrelle Revis has five INTs and two sacks in 10 games against Bills. … Stephen Gostkowski kicked career-high five FGs against Bengals. … Victory would give Bills sole possession of division lead going into Week 7 for first time since 2008. … QB Kyle Orton set for second straight start in place of benched EJ Manuel after completing 30 of 43 passes for 308 yards and TD against Lions. … First-round draft pick Sammy Watkins leads AFC rookies with 24 catches after getting eight for 87 yards. … Bills LB and captain Brandon Spikes has 11 tackles and one sack after spending first four seasons with Patriots then leaving as free agent. … Dan Carpenter’s third field goal of game, 58-yarder with 4 seconds left, gave Bills win over Lions. … Fred Jackson can become first RB in Bills history with four straight games with at least six catches.

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