Game notes: Patriots vs. Bills


Game notes: Patriots vs. Bills

A quick look at the information you need to know about today's Patriots-at-Bills game:

TEAM RECORDS: Patriots 6-1, Bills 4- 3



TV ANNOUNCERS: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn


NATIONAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Larry Kahn, Mark Carrier and Troy West

LOCAL RADIO NETWORK: Anchored by WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub)

LOCAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Bob Socci and Scott Zolak


LAST MEETING: Bills 16, Patriots 0 on Oct. 2, 2016 at Gillette Stadium

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-- If the Bills win today, they will complete their first season sweep of the Patriots since 1999. It will also be the first time the Patriots have been swept in a season series since 2000, when they were beaten twice by both the Dolphins and the Jets.

-- Tom Brady is 25-3 against the Bills in his career, the most wins he has against any single opponent. The NFL record for most wins by a quarterback against an opponent is 26 (Brett Favre vs. the Lions).

-- The Patriots are 72-22 against AFC East teams since 2001, the best divisional record in the NFL over that time span. The Colts (68-27) are second, the Packers (66-28-1) third and the Steelers (65-30) fourth.

-- The Patriots are 52-17 in October since 2000, the best record in the NFL over that span. They are 30-5 at home and 22-12 on the road.

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-- Rob Gronkowski has 68 overall touchdowns and needs one to pass Stanley Morgan for the franchise record.

-- Gronkowski has 67 receiving touchdowns and needs one to pass Morgan for the franchise record.

-- Gronkowski has caught 66 TD passes from Brady, the seventh-highest total of quarterback-to-receiver touchdown passes in NFL history. Their next touchdown will tie Peyton Manning/Reggie Wayne (67) for sixth place.

-- Brady has won 197 games (176 regular season, 22 playoffs) in his career, the third-highest total for a quarterback in NFL history. He needs two to tie second-place Brett Favre (199) and three to tie first-place Peyton Manning (200).

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.

Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.

The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.

More to come...

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment. 

Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".

Click here to listen and see how he did.