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Stats Wizard: All-time numbers in Bills-Pats series

Bills vs. Patriots: 114 games all-time.

Bills record: 43-70-1 (.382).

Playoffs: One game, the Bills squared off against the then Boston Patriots in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Dec. 28, 1963. The Patriots scored 16 unanswered points to start, on a 59-yard touchdown pass by the hand of Babe Parilli to Larry Garron and an extra-point and three field goals by the foot of Gino Cappelletti — no relation to College Football Hall of Famer John Cappelletti. The Bills answered to begin the second-half on a 93-yard touchdown pass from Daryle Lamonica to Elbert Dubenion, but the Pats would add 10 more, on another touchdown pass from Parilli to Garron and an extra point and a field goal by Cappelletti as Buffalo dropped this one, 26-8.

First game: In their first ever head-to-head meeting on Sept. 23, 1960, the Bills shutout the Patriots, 13-0. Buffalo forced seven turnovers, still a Bills' record against the Patriots. Their 13-0 victory represents the first of four shutouts by the Bills of the Pats.

Longest Bills winning streak: Nine games, from Nov. 28, 1971, to Dec. 14, 1975.

Longest Bills losing streak: 15 games, from Dec. 27, 2003, to Dec. 26, 2010. The Bills were outscored 435 to 163 during this span, which is an average game score of about 29-to-11.

Most points for: 45 points, in a 45-10 victory on Nov. 1, 1970.

Most points against: 56 points, in a 56-10 loss on Nov. 18, 2007.

Biggest win: 35 points, in the same Dec. 20, 1970, victory.

Biggest loss: 46 points, in the same Nov. 18, 2007, loss.

All-time Bills leaders against the Patriots

Passing leaders: Jim Kelly leads with 340 pass completions, 4,332 passing yards and 29 passing touchdowns. Doug Flutie's 87.5 passer rating and Tyrod Taylor's 60.87 completion percentage mark team-bests among quarterbacks with at least three starts against the Pats.

Rushing leaders: Thurman Thomas amassed 1,888 yards against the Patriots for Buffalo, his 1,925 yards on the ground against the Patriots — including his one game with the Dolphins — are his most against any opponents. O.J. Simpson's 14 rushing scores and 5.41 yards-per-attempt are franchise records against the Patriots, among backs with at least 25 touches.

Receiving leaders: Andre Reed leads with 101 catches, 1,610 yards and eight touchdown receptions. Reed's 15.94 yards-per-catch are topped only by Haven Moses's 18.19, among receivers with at least 25 grabs.

Special teams leaders: Steve Christie was 26-for-34 on field goal attempts, most field goals made, while Scott Norwood's 84.0 field goal make percentage is the best among kickers with at least 10 makes. Five Bills returned kicks for touchdowns — Elbert Dubenion, Wallace Francis, Greg Jones, Terrence McGee and C.J. Spiller — and Russell Copeland, Ike Hill and Jonathan Smith returned punts for scores.

Defensive leaders: Yet again, Hall of Famer Bruce Smith leads the way with 21.0 sacks. Steve Freeman had seven interceptions, he never took one back for six, but 12 other Bills have returned interceptions for touchdowns.

Bills single-game records against the Patriots

Passing leaders: Joe Ferguson threw for 328 yards on 32 completions in a 27-17 victory on Dec. 8, 2002. Ryan Fitzpatrick's 27 completions on Sept. 25, 2011, yielded more yardage, though, as he threw for 369 yards in a 34-31 win. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Joe Ferguson and Jim Kelly (twice) had games with four touchdown passes. Overall, Kelly's Sept. 27, 1992, performance, was the Bills' finest quarterbacked game; he went 15-for-20 with 308 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 156.2 passer rating, leading Buffalo to a 41-7 victory.

Rushing leaders: O.J. Simpson has each of the three top total rushing yardage games against the Patriots. His then record 250-yard performance on Sept. 16, 1973, came against the Pats. Just three months later, he rushed for 219 yards against the Patriots, doing so on 22 attempts, an average of 9.95 yards-per-attempts. In all, the Bills have had 11 performances in which a player had two rushing scores, highlighted by Simpson, who had three, and the Sept. 16, 1973, game, a 31-13 win, in which both Simpson and Larry Watkins rushed for two touchdowns.

Receiving leaders: Byron Franklin, Pete Metzelaars and Eric Moulds all had games with 10 catches. Moulds had eight catches for a team-best 177 yards in a 25-21 loss on Nov. 29, 1998. Andre Reed had five catches for 121 yards, a 24.20 average, in Buffalo's 22-17 win on Nov. 3, 1991. Reed's three touchdown catches in a 38-14 victory on Sept. 5, 1993, also stand as a head-to-head record.

Defense/special teams leaders: Bruce Smith picked up 3.0 sacks on Sept. 8, 1996, as the Bills won 17-10. Tom Janik had three picks in the Bills' 44-16 win on Dec. 9, 1967. John Leypoldt and Scott Norwood each had games in which they went four-for-four kicking a three-pointer field goal."

Sunday’s game: Buffalo is getting 12 points on Sunday, I like them to cover and make it interesting as they are still clawing for a playoff position, but I just do not see them beating Tom Brady and the Patriots in Foxboro.

My record calling the Bills games this year: winning team (7-3), with the spread (5-4-1). Plays not made in all games due to late lines. 

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