Wilfork, right side of O-line out for Pats

New England Patriots running Kevin Faulk readily admitted his team was vulnerable three days ago.

They're even more at risk now.

The Patriots have scratched several notable players from Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Heavy losses have been sustained on both sides of the ball. On defense, nose tackle Vince Wilfork and defensive ends Ty Warren and Myron Pryor will be absent.

So will the right side of the offensive line. Guard Stephen Neal and right tackle Nick Kaczur will be deactivated.Tom Brady has been banged up for a weeks, and those bones won't feel any less sore on an afternoon when the high temperature is expected to be about 26.

Running back Fred Taylor, who is itching to return, will miss his ninth straight game since ankle surgery.