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NFL Capsule: Bills at Patriots

NFL Capsule: Bills at Patriots

BUFFALO (3-5) at NEW ENGLAND (5-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 11

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 3-5; New England 5-3

SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 63-41-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 28; Patriots No. 6 (tie)

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Bills 52-28, Sept. 30

LAST WEEK - Bills lost to Texans 21-9; Patriots had bye

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (6), PASS (27)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (31), PASS (24)

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (4), PASS (5)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (7T), PASS (28)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Patriots won 17 of last 18 games against Bills, losing 34-31 in first of two meetings last season. ... New England scored season-high points in last win over Buffalo on Sept. 30, scoring touchdowns on six straight second-half possessions. ... Patriots' 63 wins over Bills are their most over any opponent. ... Bills minus-7 in turnover differential, tied for 13th in AFC. Patriots plus-13 leads conference. ... Buffalo coming off fourth loss in five games. ... Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown for more than 239 yards once this season - 350 against Patriots. Fitzpatrick needs 72 yards passing to become fifth QB in Bills history with 10,000. ... Bills rushed for season-low 74 yards last game. ... Buffalo just 2-for-11 on third-down conversions against Houston. ... Leodis McKelvin leads NFL with 19.5 yards per punt return. ... C.J. Spiller averaging 7.2 yards per rush. ... Patriots second-year RB Stevan Ridley third in AFC with 716 yards rushing. ... Patriots lead NFL with 32.8 points and 440.8 yards per game. ... TE Rob Gronkowski has two TD catches in each of last two games. ... WR Wes Welker's 60 catches rank third in NFL. ... Patriots going for 12th straight home win against Bills. ... Two Patriots rookies playing big roles on defense, first-round pick Chandler Jones with NFL-rookie best six sacks, S Tavon Wilson with AFC-rookie best three interceptions. ... Tom Brady 19-2 in career against Bills with 49 scoring passes, has at least one TD pass in last 40 games overall, third longest streak in NFL history.

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Trea Turner hits for cycle against Rockies for the second time in his career

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Trea Turner hits for cycle against Rockies for the second time in his career

For the second time in his career, Trea Turner has hit for the cycle against the Rockies. This time, he did it in Nats Park. 

Turner started his day in the first inning with a solo shot to left-center to open the scoring for the Nationals. A fortunate bounce yielded an infield single in the second inning, and he smashed a liner into the right-field corner in the fifth. A double for most players, Turner's trademark speed enabled him to stretch it into a triple.

With a comfortable 8-0 lead in the seventh, Turner sent a 98 mph fastball into the gap in right-center field, completing the cycle and capping off an incredible night for the Nats. 

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season, and the 27th since 1908 to do it multiple times in his career

 

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Mark Sanchez makes the jump to ESPN after surviving Josh Norman's Broadcasting Bootcamp

Mark Sanchez makes the jump to ESPN after surviving Josh Norman's Broadcasting Bootcamp

In case you haven't heard, eight-year NFL veteran Mark Sanchez called it a career on Tuesday. He'll move on to television, working with ESPN as a college football analyst.

Former Redskins teammate, albeit briefly, Josh Norman shared his congratulations on Twitter.

According to our records, this is the first Josh Norman Broadcasting Bootcamp attendee to make the jump to ESPN. He is also the only attendee according to our records.

Last season Sanchez played two games in Washington before he suffered a season-ending injury. 

As comical as it was at times to see 'the Sanchize' on the field, he's due to be as entertaining in the booth. As evidenced in the video he has no issue poking fun at himself. Moving to college football goes back to where he had a majority of his success on the gridiron. 

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