FOXBORO - The Patriots have won four out of five. The Bills have lost four of five and haven't won in Foxboro since November of 2000. This might be one of the rare games where the Patriots won't be sending out the ratings statistics to proclaim a new local-viewing record having been established. Things favor the Patriots. They're more talented.They're at home. They're coming off the bye. What else do you need?
A year ago, Xander Bogaerts might have been the last person the Red Sox would have wanted to see at the plate with the game on the line. What a difference a year makes.