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Patriots' chilliest visit to Buffalo since 2010 expected Sunday

If the forecast is any indication, don't get your hopes up.

The Buffalo Bills have only beaten New England twice at home since 2000.

It was on the warmest two days the teams have played here: 74 degrees on Sept. 7, 2003 (31-0 win), and 82 degrees on Sept. 25, 2011 (34-31 win).

In other words, the New England Patriots aren't intimidated by Buffalo's reputation for cold weather. They're 6-0 in Buffalo since 2000 when the mercury is below 50 degrees. And the Patriots are 5-0 in December games in Buffalo.

Sunday's expected high temperature? 46 degrees.

Chance of rain, wet snow for Bills-Patriots game

The last time it was colder for a New England visit to Buffalo was the day after Christmas 2010.

The high temperature that day was 23 degrees with a low of 15. The wind chill was in the single digits and 4 inches of snow was on the ground.

After an early Rian Lindell field goal that day, the Patriots scored 34 unanswered points and won 34-3.

Here's the 17-year retrospective of the Patriots at The Ralph and New Era Field:

Date High Temp. Winner Score
10/30/2016 55° New England 41-25
9/20/2015 67° New England 40-32
10/12/2014 61° New England 37-22
9/8/2013 68° New England 23-21
9/30/2012 61° New England 52-28
9/25/2011 82° Buffalo 34-31
12/26/2010 23° New England 34-3
12/20/2009 31° New England 17-10
12/28/2008 64° New England 13-0
11/18/2007 42° New England 56-10
10/22/2006 51° New England 28-6
10/20/2005 55° New England 21-16
10/3/2004 62° New England 31-17
9/7/2003 74° Buffalo 31-0
11/3/2002 40° New England 38-7
12/16/2001 36° New England 12-9 OT
12/17/2000 47° New England 13-10 OT

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