The Patriots play the Bills this afternoon at New Era Field in Buffalo. The game begins at 1 p.m.
- Watch Patriots Pregame Live at 11 a.m. with Michael Felger, Charlie Weis, Bert Breer, Troy Brown and DJ Bean in Burlington, and Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry and Mike Giardi at Gillette.
- As soon as the second quarter ends, watch Halftime Live.
- When the game ends, watch Patriots Postgame Live.
Tune into NBC Sports Boston to watch, or click here for the livestream of the shows (and all NBC Sports Boston programming).
Here's what you need to know about the game . . .
FACTS AND FIGURES
GAME TIME: 1 p.m.
SITE: New Era Field
TEAM RECORDS: Patriots 9-2, Bills 6-5
ON TV: CBS
TV ANNOUNCERS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson
ON LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub Patriots Radio Network
LOCAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Bob Socci, Scott Zolak
NATIONAL RADIO: Compass Media Group
NATIONAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Jerry Recco, Brian Baldinger
ALL-TIME SERIES BETWEEN THE TEAMS: Patriots lead, 70-43-1
LAST MEETING: Patriots 41, Bills 25 on Oct. 30, 2016 at New Era Field
ODDS AND ENDS
On Wednesday, the NFL announced a new policy on players protesting during the National Anthem.
The new policy permits players to stay in the locker room while the anthem plays, but requires them to stand if they come on to the field.
Former Patriots defensive end Chris Long, now with the Eagles, shared his thoughts on the controversial change via Twitter:
His teammate, Malcolm Jenkins, ripped the new policy on Twitter as well.
Devin and Jason McCourty showed their support for Long and Jenkins' statements by reposting them on their Twitter account:
A source confirms that Tom Brady was not working out at his TB12 sports medicine facility at Patriot Place in Foxboro while his teammates were on the field at OTAs as was previously reported by the Boston Herald.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski, the other notable absence from OTAs, has been at the TB12 facility on the days his teammates were on the field practicing and wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who participated in the first day of OTAs, has also been at TB12, according to the source.
The Herald's Karen Guregian reported on Tuesday that both Brady and Gronkowski were at TB12 on Monday, which is right next to Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots were practicing.
Former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak of 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Zolak and Bertrand" show said Brady likely wasn't even in the country this week.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Wednesday that Brady and Gronk are expected to participate in the mandatory mini-camp at Gillette June 5-7.