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Patriots – Bills, Different Feel for the Rematch, Key Matchups

Steve Balestrieri
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5 years ago at 7:00 am ET
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Patriots – Bills, Different Feel for the Rematch, Key MatchupsCharles LeClaire - USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills in a big game for both teams. Kickoff is slated 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 (6-1) defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-16 on the road. LeGarrette Blount rushed for 127 yards and Tom Brady threw for 222 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski caught five passes for 93 yards and a score.

The Bills (4-3) lost to the Miami Dolphins 28-25 in Miami. The Bills blew a 17-6 lead in the second half and allowed RB Jay Ajayi to run for over 200 yards in the loss. Bills RB LeSean McCoy re-injured his hamstring in the game and left after 8 carries.

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 114th time in their history and the second of two divisional matchups in 2016. The Patriots have dominated overall in the series holding a 69-43-1 edge overall. The Patriots hold a 33-22-1 advantage in Buffalo over the course of their rivalry including the last four games played there.

The Bills shut out the Patriots 16-0 in the first meeting between the two teams a month ago in Foxboro. It was the first time that the Patriots have been shut out at home since 1993. It was also coincidentally the final game of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension and was started by Jacoby Brissett.

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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