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Top 10 reasons to be hyped for Bills-Patriots


10. White on white

For this week's division matchup, the boys will be sporting white jerseys and white pants. Here's a sneak peak.*             *

9. Rob Ryan returns to New England

It's safe to say that Bills assistant head coach/defense Rob Ryan knows the Patriots well. From 2000-03, Ryan served on New England's coaching staff as the linebackers coach. During his time in New England, the Patriots won two Super Bowls (XXXVI and XXXVIII).

8. LB Zach Brown a one man band

Since joining Buffalo's roster, Bills inside linebacker Zach Brown, not to be confused with the popular country music group Zac Brown Band, has proven a valuable contributor on defense. Brown has amassed 34 tackles, 22 of which are solo tackles, on the season. The marks put Brown in the top 5 around the NFL for tackles.

7. Chance to get to .500

The Bills came away with a huge win in Week 3 and are looking to continue the streak on the road in New England. Getting another "W" will advance Buffalo to 2-2 on the season.

6. Who's the QB?

It's one of the biggest questions this week as the Bills prepare for the Patriots. Will the quarterback be Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett or wide receiver Julian Edelman (yes you read that right)? "Walt Patulski from the Buffalo News" tried to get to the bottom of it.


5. "Sacks come in bunches"

The amount of pressure applied to a quarterback can often dictate the outcome of a game, which is why getting sacks is a top priority. According to Bills defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, "sacks come in bunches." The Bills have racked up 10 sacks so far this season and will look to boost that number this week. Oh and by the way, the last time the Bills went up against Garoppolo in New England, the defense sacked him four times. We like those odds.

4. Former Pats return to Foxborough

For Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes and wide receiver Brandon Tate, heading back to New England takes on extra meaning. Both Spikes (2010-13) and Tate (2009-10) spent time on New England's roster before landing in Buffalo.

3. Bills Run Deep

After compiling over 200 yards rushing last week, the Bills, led by running back LeSean McCoy, are ready to carry the momentum into New England.

2.Striving for a winning identity

Under the guidance of Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, the Bills have begun to take on an identity on offense. According to Buffalo's new OC, "the only identity I want is winning."

1. AFC East rivalry

Bills-Patriots. Need we say more? 


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