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Patriots – Bills Keys, Who Has the Razor’s Edge?

Steve Balestrieri
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September 30, 2016 at 5:00 am ET

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The New England Patriots will play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

The game will be televised by CBS and can be seen locally on WBZ-TV Channel 4 in Boston. Ian Eagle will handle play-by-play duties with Dan Fouts as the color analyst. Evan Washburn will work the sidelines. The game will also be aired on the Patriots flagship radio station 98.5 The SportsHub with Bob Socci and Scott Zolak on the call, produced by Marc Cappello.

The Patriots (3-0) defeated the Houston Texans 27-0 on Thursday Night Football. LaGarrette Blount ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns while Jacoby Brissett played well in his first NFL start. The defense didn’t allow Houston to cross midfield until there just a minute and a half left in the first quarter. The STs units forced two turnovers.

The Bills (1-2) beat the Arizona Cardinals 33-18 on Sunday in Buffalo. LeSean McCoy got the running game going with 110 yards and two TDs with QB Tyrod Taylor adding 76 more yards on the ground. The Bills defense sacked Carson Palmer five times and forced four interceptions in the second half.

We here at PatsFans.com are continuing our “Razor’s Edge” column in 2016 to give some quick analysis on some of the key matchups of the game and what you can look for in how the game plays out.

Series History:
The Patriots and Bills will meet for the 113th time in their history and the first of two divisional matchups in 2016. The Patriots have dominated  the series holding a 69-42-1 edge overall. But Gillette Stadium hasn’t been a welcome site for the Bills with the Pats winning 12 of 13 with the only Buffalo win being the 2014 regular season finale with many of the Patriots starters sitting or playing very reduced roles.

The Patriots swept the Bills a year ago, winning 40-32 in Week 2 in Buffalo and 20-13 in a wild Monday Night Football game that was marked by an inadvertent whistle when he appeared to have a clear path to the end zone. Buffalo also stopped the Patriots string of scoring in 38 straight quarters by blanking them in the 4th quarter of that game.

Here is a look at some of the key matchups and who holds the Razor’s Edge.

First up is the Patriots offense:

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About Steve Balestrieri

A former US Army Special Forces NCO and Officer, Steve has been following the Patriots since their days at Fenway Park. Steve has worked in the film industry and wrote as an Military Editor at SpecialOperations.com, 1945.com as a reporter for the Millbury Daily Voice, Millbury-Sutton Chronicle, and the Grafton News. He's also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)


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