But at least the snow that has socked in the rest of the Northeast has stayed away.
In watching the doppler Saturday night, I found it amusing how this gargantuan white sheet was covering five states, but as it approached Buffalo, some mystical force field on the eastern rim of Lake Erie seemed to be batting it away with ease.
So no snow here, folks. Based on the flags atop the stadium and the streamers on the goal posts, the wind seems tolerable for now.
The Patriots already announced all the surprises from their inactive list Saturday night.
Particularly noteworthy about the Bills' inactive list is that receiver Terrell Owens isn't on it. Owens missed practice Thursday and Friday with an illness.
The complete rundown of scratches reads thusly:
New England Patriots
Receiver Isaiah Stanback (third QB)
Running back Fred Taylor
Right guard Stephen Neal
Right tackle Nick Kaczur
Nose tackle Vince Wilfork
Defensive end Ty Warren
Defensive end Myron Pryor
Cornerback Terrence Wheatley