GAME TIME: 1 p.m.
TV NETWORK: CBS
TV ANNOUNCERS: Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
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, 63-41-1
LAST MEETING: Patriots 52, Bills 28 on Sept. 30, 2012 at Rich Stadium
Former running back Kevin Faulk, who closed his 13-year career as one of the most productive Patriots players in the teams history, will be honored at halftime of the Buffalo game.
The Patriots are 27-7 (.794) in divisional games in November since 2002, the best winning percentage in the NFL. The Colts and Chargers are both 25-9 (.735), the Packers are 27-10 (.730) and the Steelers are 27-11 (.710).
Tom Brady has led the Patriots to 19 regular-season victories over the Bills, recording his highest regular-season victory total over any opponent. Additionally, Brady has thrown for more touchdowns (49) against Buffalo than any other opponent. Brady also has more 300-yard games (7) against Buffalo than any other NFL team.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
With one touchdown pass against the Bills, Tom Brady will extend his streak to 41 straight games with at least one touchdown pass and continue his third-longest streak all time, behind Drew Brees (51-current) and Johnny Unitas (47).
Brady has 50 career 300-yard games in the regular season and needs one more to tie Dan Fouts (51) for sixth place all time.
Brady has two rushing touchdowns in 2012 and needs one more to tie his single-season career high of three, set in 2011.
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.
Rob Ninkovich has a team-leading four forced fumbles. If he has one more forced fumble he will tie Mike Vrabel (five in 2007) for the most forced fumbles for a Patriots player within the last 20 years.
Wes Welker (16) needs one more 10-plus catch game to break a second place tie with Marvin Harrison (15) and tie Jerry Rice (17) for the most 10-catch games in NFL history.
Welker (8,155) needs 30 yards to move past Irving Fryar (8,184) for fourth place on the Patriots all-time all-purpose yards list, behind Kevin Faulk (12,349), Stanley Morgan (11,468) and Troy Brown (11,053).