The buildup is finally complete.
Hours of air time and hundreds of inches of column space have been devoted to the Buffalo Bills' Week 11 game against the New England Patriots. The game kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Monday on ESPN, broadcast across the nation on Monday Night Football.
Here is a sampling of what's been written about the game, from both here in Western New York and the Boston area.
• In Monday's sports cover story in The Buffalo News, Tyler Dunne writes that members of the Bills' defense remain embarrassed by their performance in Week Two against the Patriots.
• Jerry Sullivan writes that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is defying logic when it comes to how well he's playing at his age.
• The game's scouting report looks at the importance of trying to force Brady into turning the ball over.
• Vic Carucci's Take Five looks at the injuries on the New England side of the ball.
From the other side ...
• Eric Wilbur of boston.com looks at how the Patriots could be AFC East champions within two weeks if things shake out right.
• Henry McKenna of boston.com has five keys for New England to beat Buffalo.
• Chad Finn of boston.com fired up his oven a few days before Thanksgiving to bake a piping hot take about how Rex Ryan will be working on TV by the middle of next season, after being fired by the Bills, of course.
• The Associated Press has a story on how Amherst's Rob Gronkowski says he won't change his style despite offensive pass interference penalties.