The New England Patriots (3-0) will host the Buffalo Bills (1-2).
The Patriots are looking to close out QB Tom Brady’s suspension with a 4-0 record and they just have to get past divisional rival Rex Ryan and the Bills. The Patriots have dominated the Bills since head coach Bill Belichick joined the franchise and hold a 28-4 record dating back to 2000.
Belichick loves October games at home as the Patriots have a league-leading 29-4 record since 2000, Belichick’s best month for playing at home. The Patriots also have a league best 49-16 record in October under Belichick, regardless of where the game takes place.
The Patriots are looking to get TE Rob Gronkowski more involved in the offense, while the defense is hoping that captain LB Dont’a Hightower will be able to take the field.
The Bills are home to two former Patriots players in LB Brandon Spikes (PowwWwWwwW) and WR Brandon Tate. Coaches Chris Palmer and Rob Ryan both served the Patriots at various points in their careers.
The Patriots have taken on two former Bills in DT Alan Branch and WR Chris Hogan, both of whom have become vital starters for this Patriots franchise.
Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Kickoff: 1:00 PM EST
Betting line: Patriots are the 6-point favorites
SB Nation Affiliates: Buffalo Rumblings
Red is the Patriots.
Announcers: Dan Fouts and Ian Eagle, with Evan Washburn on the sidelines
Boston, Mass. WBZ-TV Ch. 4
Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci
Additional Information: The Patriots provide an incredible breakdown on their website.