Even if the opportunity isn't this season, Buffalo is making strides to put themselves in the best position to seize the chance for when the opportunity comes for them to make a run in the AFC East. Jordan Poyer racked up 11 tackles against the Bengals, while Jordan Phillips and Kevin Johnson each notched a sack. They gave up second-half touchdowns on a muffed punt and pick-six thrown by rookie backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham.
New England and Buffalo both enter this game undefeated at 3-0. New England as a team ranks 20th in the National Football League in rushing offense, and much of the blame falls at the feet of second-year starting tailback Sony Michel - though the patchwork Patriots offensive line hasn't done a great job of run-blocking for him, either. He's 15-2 all-time at New Era Field.
Brady has just three losses against the Bills in his career.
The Bills didn't have too much breathing room in their contest with Cincinnati last week, but they still walked away with a 21-17 win.
"He's like a running back", Belichick said on Wednesday. It was a brutal one, as it came inside the red zone. Amazingly, New England has yet to allow a touchdown while on defense this season. New England strolled past the Jets with points to spare, taking the matchup 30-14. Both teams are 3-0 so far this season and both teams have yet to play any major competition so far this year. But New England is better still: they enter the contest having picked the ball six times, good for first in the the NFL.
At least one of the unbeaten teams will not be that way after the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots square off at New Era Field. They probably won't have that luxury in a tough road environment today - especially not against an undefeated Bills team that will have a raucous home crowd behind them.