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New England Patriots
The Buffalo Bills snapped a 7-game losing steak last weekend when they demolished the Broncos 40-14 in Buffalo. The Patriots need a win in this game to secure homefield advantage throughout the playoffs in the AFC. The Patriots have won seven games in a row. The Bills beat the Patriots earlier this year 34-31 in Buffalo, so they might have some confidence coming into this game. Here is a look at the matchups in this game:
When the Bills have the ball: The Bills are likely to throw more than they pass this weekend. That doesn’t mean that C.J. Spiller won’t get his fair share of carries…because he will. The Patriots are giving up 117.5 yards rushing per game and 4.6 yards per carry, so Spiller should have a good game. The Patriots are going to have to get after Ryan Fitzpatrick, because he’s going to be looking to make big plays in the passing game down the field. WRs Steve Johnson and David Nelson are big targets for Fitzpatrick to throw to down the field. On the shorter st...
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C.J. Spiller was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his Week 16 performance in the win over Denver.
Spiller tallied 111 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in the Bills’ 40-14 defeat of the Denver Broncos.
Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for local communities.
---Bills running back C.J. Spiller and New Orleans Drew Brees were named the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on Dec. 22-26.
Spiller totaled 111 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in the Bills’ 40-14 win over Denver while Brees completed 23 of 39 passes for 307 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in a 45-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons...
Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller addresses the New England media during his conference call on Wednesday, December 28, 2011.
By Mike McDermottRyan Fitzpatrick's first-quarter touchdown pass to Stevie Johnson was momentous in that it took Johnson over the 1,000-yard mark for the season, but it also gave the Patriots a slice of history that they wanted no part of.
With the play, the Patriots have now surrendered 4,753 passing yards this season, which breaks the all-time record of 4,541 set by the 1995...
Heading into Sunday’s season finale Ryan Fitzpatrick still ranks pretty high in several statistical categories for quarterbacks.
Admittedly Fitz had a rough stretch during Buffalo’s seven-game losing streak and is tied for the league lead in interceptions with 19, but here are some other areas where Buffalo’s signal caller is among the top 10 QBs in the game.
Fitz ranks seventh...
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 17 Watch 'em roll Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Bills at Patriots: He torched the Patriots for 369 yards and two TDs when these teams met in Week 3. Though Fitzgerald has been...
It is a different year, but the same story for Bills fans. You spend 16 weeks out of your year watching this team, hoping for something, but that something never comes. Once again Buffalo will be on the outside looking in come January when the NFL Playoffs kick off, and once again Bills fans all over will be wondering what could have been. The end of this year feels somewhat different...
Happy New Year from 60 Max as we wrap up the 2011 regular season with the Patriots' final game against the Buffalo Bills. Heading into the postseason, there's no resting players today for the Patriots, who still have some unfinished business to attend to. When all is said and done, the top seed should be all theirs and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Oh, and...