Quick Take: Patriots (5-3) at Bills (5-3)

Last meeting
In Week 11 last season, Tom Brady threw five touchdown passes -- four to Randy Moss -- as the Patriots scored on seven of their eight possessions to defeat the Bills, 56-10.

New England has had Buffalo's number since 2000, winning 14 of the last 15 meetings to take a 54-40-1 overall series lead.

Last week
Adam Vinatieri's 52-yard field goal was the difference in New England's 18-15 loss at Indianapolis. ... Buffalo's three turnovers, including one resulting in a 92-yard interception return for a touchdown, led to a 26-17 homes loss to the Jets.

Keep your eye on ...
Extra Mayo:Patriots rookie Jerod Mayo is quietly leading a veteran defense with 59 tackles. Last month's defensive rookie of the month has started all eight games at inside linebacker for the Patriots and led the team with 11 tackles vs. the Colts.

The guy with the long name:BenJarvus Green-Ellis is another Patriots rookie making an impact. With Sammy Morris and LaMont Jordan sidelined, the running back has scored a touchdown in each of the last three weeks, proving to be an adequate runner between the tackles.

More Lynch: Flu-like symptoms may have been the reason for Marshawn Lynch's career-low 16 rushing yards last week. Lynch will look to rebound Sunday, but he'll have to do it against a Patriots defense that has held teams to an average of 83.6 rushing yards over the last five games.

Did you know?
Buffalo is 12-3 under coach Dick Jauron when holding opponents to fewer than 300 yards. ... Bills rookie Leodis McKelvin ranks third in the AFC with 750 kick-return yards. ... Patriots wideout Wes Welker can become the first player in NFL history with at least six catches in each of his team's first nine games.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.