STADIUM: Gillette Stadium
REFEREE: Clete Blakeman
DATE: Sunday, October 22, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) BUF: 132 or 387 NE: 113 or 229
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY: REG. SEASON: NE leads series, 76-48-1 (BUF won past 3)
THE LAST TIME: REG. SEASON: 1/8/23: NE 23 at BUF 35
HEAD COACHES NOTES:
Sean McDermott vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 6-7 Reg. Season: 66-37 (.641) Postseason: 4-5 (.444)
Bill Belichick vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 36-12 Reg. Season: 299-157 (.656) Postseason: 31-13 (.705)
BUFFALO BILLS NOTES:
- BILLS tie for NFL lead with 24 sacks, most by Buf. in 1st 6 games of season in team history.
- QB JOSH ALLEN completed 19 of 30 atts. (63.3 pct.) with 2 TDs last week, his 3rd-straight game with 2+ TD passes. Has rush TD in 3 of past 4 & 315+ pass yards in 2 of past 3. Has 18 TDs vs. INT & 117.3 rating in his past 6 starts vs. NE, incl. playoffs, with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating in each of past 4. Has 11 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 113.1 rating in his past 4 starts at NE. Has 151 career TD passes & became 5th-fastest player ever (83 games) to reach 150 TD passes.
- RB JAMES COOK led team with 71 rush yards last week. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 4 of past 5. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. Had 105 scrimmage yards (64 rush, 41 rec.) in last road meeting.
- WR STEFON DIGGS had 10 catches for 100 yards last week, his 4th-straight game with 100+ rec. yards & 21st since joining Buf. in 2020, tied 3rd-most in NFL. Is 1st Buf. player ever with 100+ rec. yards in 4 straight games. Aims for 4th in row vs. NE in reg. season with 7+ catches, 85+ rec. yards & rec. TD. Ties 2nd in NFL with 5 rec. TDs & ranks 3rd with 620 rec. yards in 2023.
- WR GABE DAVIS has rec. TD in 4 of past 5 overall & 3 of his past 4 vs. NE, incl. playoffs.
- WR DEONTE HARTY & TE QUINTIN MORRIS each had 1st TD catch of season in Week 6.
- LB VON MILLER has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in 3 career games at NE.
- LB TERREL BERNARD had 12 tackles & career-high 3 TFL last week. Aims foir 3rd in row with 12+ tackles.
- DE A.J. EPENESA aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had 2 TFL & sack in last road meeting. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 on road.
- DE LEONARD FLOYD aims for 3rd in row with sack.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS NOTES:
- HC BILL BELICHICK can become 3rd coach in NFL history to win 300+ reg. season games, joining HOFers Don Shula (328) & George Halas (318).
- QB MAC JONES completed 24 of 33 atts. (72.7 pct.) for 200 yards last week, his 2nd game this season with 70+ comp. pct. Passed for 243 yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Has 90.7 rating in 19 career home starts.
- RB RHAMONDRE STEVENSON had 70 scrimmage yards (46 rush, 24 rec.) & 2nd rush TD of season last week. Has 60+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 home games this season. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in each of 3 career reg. season games vs. Buf.
- RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT rushed for 1st TD of season in Week 6. Had 137 scrimmage yards (71 rush, 66 rec.) & 7 catches in only career game vs. Buf. (11/28/19 w/ Dal.).
- WR KENDRICK BOURNE led team with career-high 10 catches for 89 yards last week, 1st NE player with 10+ catches in a game since 2020. Had 4 catches for 45 yards in last meeting.
- WR DEVANTE PARKER had 6 catches for 79 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 5+ catches in 7 of his past 8 vs. Buf.
- WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER has 50+ rec. yards in each of 3 career games vs. Buf., with rec. TD in 2 of 3.
- LB JOSH UCHE had 2 sacks & FF in last home meeting.
- LB JA’WHUAN BENTLEY has 5+ tackles in 5 of 6 games this season. Had 7 tackles & FR in last meeting.
- LB JAHLANI TAVAI had 7 tackles & 1st INT of season in Week 6. Aims for 6th in row with 5+ tackles. Has PD in 2 of past 3.
- S KYLE DUGGER had 2 PD in last home meeting.
- S JABRILL PEPPERS had 7 tackles & season-high 2 PD last week. Has 7+ tackles in 3 of past 4.