Patriots-Bills pregame notes


Patriots-Bills pregame notes

Some quick hits prior to the New England-Buffalo game:

PATRIOTS VS. BILLSPatriots lead series, 61-40-1

HOME (32-19)
-- At Boston University: 2-1
-- At Fenway Park: 3-3
-- At Boston College: 1-0
-- At Harvard Stadium: 0-1
At Foxboro:
-- As Schaefer Stadium: 4-7
-- As Sullivan Stadium: 7-1
-- As Foxboro Stadium: 6-6
-- At Gillette Stadium: 9-0

ROAD (29-21-1)
-- At War Memorial Stadium: 7-6-1
At Orchard Park:
-- As Rich Stadium: 12-12
-- As Bills Stadium: 0-1
-- As Ralph Wilson Stadium: 10-2

The Patriots' 15-game winning streak against Buffalo is the third-longest by one team against an opponent in NFL history.

The Patriots current streak of 10 straight games with 30 or more points is second in NFL history to the 14 straight games by the St. Louis Rams (1999-2000). Following Sundays 35-21 win, the Patriots are now 63-2 when scoring 30 or more points under Bill Belichick.

Tom Brady needs to throw at least one touchdown pass in each of the next two games to break his own team record of 19 straight games with at least one touchdown pass.

If Wes Welker catches a pass today, he will set the Patriots' franchise record of consecutive games with a pass reception. He and Ben Coates are currently tied at 15.

With the win over San Diego last Sunday, the Patriots have now won 10 straight regular-season games, dating back to Nov. 14, 2010. Bill Belichick has become the second coach in NFL history with three separate 10-game win streaks, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Shula who had four 10-game win streaks. Belichicks Patriots won 21 consecutive games from 2006-08 and 18 consecutive games from 2003-04. Shula led the Baltimore Colts to 11 straight wins in 1964 and posted two 10-game win streaks with the Miami Dolphins (16 from 1971-73; 10 in 1973; 16 in 1983-84).