Pats' Bruschi to miss third game in a row; Seymour questionable

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi is expected to sit out again Sunday against the Buffalo Bills because of a knee injury, and defensive end Richard Seymour is questionable with a sore back.

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Bruschi was listed as out on the injury report Friday, putting him on the sideline for the third straight game.

Seymour, who has played in every game this season, hasn't practiced all week. Other starters listed as questionable are defensive backs James Sanders (abdomen) and Lewis Sanders (groin) and defensive tackle Ty Warren (groin).

Two backups, offensive tackle Billy Yates and safety Ray Ventrone, are listed as out.

Rookie linebacker Gary Guyton, who started two consecutive games before missing Sunday's 47-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals with an ankle injury, is questionable after limited participation in practice for the third straight day Friday.

Two other starters, cornerback Ellis Hobbs and tackle Matt Light, are probable after being limited in practice for three consecutive days.

The Patriots can win the AFC East with a victory over the Bills and a Miami Dolphins loss to the New York Jets.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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