The Buffalo Bills gave the Patriots all they could handle in their season-opening game in Orchard Park, N.Y., where the Pats escaped with a 23-21 victory.
Last week, the Bills shut out the playoff-contending Dolphins. So, this is no doormat the Pats will be facing in the regular-season finale Sunday in Foxboro.
On New England Tailgate, Steve DeOssie said it's crucial for the Pats to get off to a good start against a Buffalo team looking to play spoiler.
"Figure any team playing spoiler, if you give them life, give them hope, you might have problems," DeOssie said. "If you put a team like that in their place early, now all of a sudden, they'll accept their role."