Patriots Look To Finish Undefeated At Home With Win Over Bills

December 24, 2013 12:00 PM
Patriots Look To Finish Undefeated At Home With Win Over Bills
By Gregory Hunt

" The New England Patriots hope to earn a first-round playoff bye when they face the Buffalo Bills Sunday at Gillette Stadium. This game was originally scheduled to be played at 1 p.m. EST, but the kickoff time was moved to 4:25 p.m. EST under the NFL’s flex scheduling procedures. A Patriots victory combined with a loss by the Denver Broncos will give New England home field advantage throughout the entire playoffs.

Season Record

The Bills come into Foxboro with a 6-9 record, putting them in last place in the AFC East. New England’s rivalry with Buffalo dates back to 1960, when the two franchises were born as original members of the American Football League. The Bills trail the all-time regular season series 41-64-1. They have met only once in the playoffs, when the Patriots defeated the Bills 26-8 on December 28, 1963 in an AFL East Division tiebreaker game at Buffalo. The most recent meeting was in Week 1 of 2013 season at Buffalo, when the Patriots pulled out a 23-21 comeback victory.

Bills On Offense

There is some doubt as to who will start at quarterback for the Bills. Rookie QB E.J "

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