GAME TIME: 1 p.m.
TV NETWORK: CBS
TV ANNOUNCERS: Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
RADIO NETWORK: Anchored by WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub)
RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gil Santos and Scott Zolak
ALL-TIME SERIES BETWEEN THE TEAMS: Patriots lead Bills, 62-41-1.
LAST MEETING: Patriots 49, Bills 21 on Jan. 1, 2012 at Gillette Stadium.
OF NOTE . . .
Tom Brady has led the Patriots to 18 regular-season victories over Buffalo, his highest total of wins against any team, and has also a) thrown for more touchdowns (18) against Buffalo than any other team, and b) had more 300-yard games (6) against Buffalo than any other team.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
With a victory over Buffalo, Bill Belichick will earn his 194th career victory, moving him out of a tie with Chuck Knox into sole possession of eighth place all-time.
With one touchdown pass against Buffalo, Tom Brady will extend his streak to 36 straight games with at least one touchdown pass and tie Brett Favre (36) for the third-longest streak all time. Johnny Unitas (47) and Drew Brees (46-current) are the top two.
Brady (3,476) needs 12 completions to move past Kerry Collins (3,487) into 10th place all-time on the NFLs all-time completion list. Brady (40,866) needs 57 passing yards to move past Collins (40,922) into 11th place all-time on the NFLs all-time passing list.Brees is in 10th with 44,611 yards.
Stephen Gostkowski (7-of-10 from 50 or more yards) needs one more 50-yard field goal to tie Adam Vinatieri (8-of-17) for most 50-yard field goals in Patriots history. Gostkowski has two 50 yarders so far in 2012 and can become the first Patriots player with three 50 yard field goals in a single season.
Jerod Mayo can extend his streak to four straight games with 10 or more tackles, which would tie his career high after recording 13 at Tennessee, 11 vs. Arizona and 11 at Baltimore. Two times in 2011, he had four-game stretches with 10 or more tackles.
Wes Welker (6,356 receiving yards as a Patriot) needs 11 receiving yards to move past Troy Brown (6,366) into second place on the New England all-time receiving list. Stanley Morgan is in first place with 10,352 yards.