“Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind” – Decimus Junius Juvenalis
The New England Patriots may not be looking at their matchup against the Buffalo Bills as payback, but it would be only fitting that with the return of QB Tom Brady, the Patriots hand the Bills a loss at home.
For the Bills, they have the chance to be the only team to sweep the Patriots since 2000. For the Patriots, they look to improve to 7-1, and further themselves from the rest of the AFC.
Last week, Buffalo suffered their first loss after winning four straight games, but are still a highly motivated team who aren’t afraid of the Patriots. As usual for Rex Ryan teams, this game will be their Super Bowl.
The season is still young, but this matchup is more important than most realize.
- Rex Ryan is now 5-11 vs New England
- New England lead the all-time series vs Buffalo : 69-43-1
- Since 2010, the Patriots are 5-1 in New Era Stadium (loss came in 2011)
- Tom Brady vs. Rex Ryan-coached teams
- 356-594 (59%) 4,229 YDS 47TD 7INT, sacked 29 times, 94.7 Rating (Career W/L: 11-4)
- Tom Brady has a record of 25-3 vs the Buffalo Bills
- Bills Offense (Through 7 games):
- Points per Game: 26.7 (6th)
- Redzone offense: 72.2% (5th)
- Third Down Conversion: 36% (24th)
- Yards Per Game: 327.4 (25th)
- Turnovers: 4 (1st)
- Bills Defense (Through 7 games):
- Points per Game: 18.7 (8th)
- Redzone offense: 36.3% (1st)
- Third Down Conversion: 35% (9th)
- Yards Per Game: 360.7 (18th)
- Turnovers: 12 (T-7th)