New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills [Preview]
New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills — 1 P.M.
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Spread: Patriots by 11
Forecast: Sunny, high in the lower 60s
Records: Patriots (5-3, 2-0 AFC East); Bills (3-5, 0-2 AFC East)
Most recent meeting: Sept. 30, Patriots 52, Bills 28
Buffalo relies on a rushing attack that ranks sixth in the league at 141.3 yards per game. The Patriots’ defense is more susceptible to the pass, but they have nine interceptions and an AFC-high 14 forced fumbles. Quarterback Tom Brady directs the offense for New England, which dominated the Bills, 52-28, Week 4. Brady faces a Buffalo defense that gives up 31 points per game and ranks 31st overall in total yards allowed per game.
Only 3 players are ‘out’ for the game: RB Brandon Bolden, knee (suspension); DE Trevor Scott, hamstring; LB Tracy White, foot. 14 players are questionable, but expected to play. They include: CB Kyle Arrington, concussion; TE Rob Gronkowski, hip; TE Aaron Hernandez, ankle; LB Dont’a Hightower, hamstring; G Logan Mankins, calf/hip; LB Jerod Mayo, elbow and WR Wes Welker, ankle.