Each week we'll spend Monday dissecting the more interesting statistics and noteworthy items that came out of Sunday's game. Some stats may surprise, others might impress and some might tick you off, but we try to cover it all in Second Down.
Name that player
Tom Brady's 684 passing yards against the Bills this season is the second most by an opposing passer in one year. Who is the only opposing quarterback to post more passing yards in a season series against Buffalo?
Facing the unbeatens
Sunday night's game marked the 11th time in team history that the Bills took on an undefeated opponent at home after four or more games. Buffalo had entered the season on a seven-game winning streak in such games, but the loss to Dallas and now New England has dropped their record to 7-4 all-time.
Big play Parrish
Roscoe Parrish's 47-yard touchdown catch was just the fourth of his career. However, three of Parrish's four scores have gone for 40 yards or more. Parrish had a 51-yard touchdown against the Jets and a 44-yard touchdown against the Lions last season.
McGee eclipses 5K
Following his 21-yard kickoff return in the first quarter Sunday night, Terrence McGee became the 10th player in NFL history with 5,000 career kick return yards with one team. His eight kick returns in the game also tied a team single-game record also held by Keith Moody, Eric Moulds and Charlie Rogers.
Lindell's long distance
Rian Lindell's 52-yard field goal was the 13th 50-plus yarder of his career and his first since his 53-yarder at Detroit last season. The Bills kicker is now an impressive 13-21 (62%) from 50-yards plus in his career. Lindell also extended his scoring streak to 49 games, which is fourth-longest in club history.
Michael Gaines' fingertip grab Sunday night helped him establish a new personal season high for receptions in a season. The 13-yard reception was his 16th of the season surpassing his previous career season high of 15. Gaines now has recorded receptions in 13 of his last 14 games.
Name that player answer
Dan Marino holds the record for most passing yards against the Bills in a season series for one year. In 1986 Marino threw for 741 yards in two games against Buffalo.