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2016 Schedule
1-2, 2nd in AFC East
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Bills looking for Woods to step up in Watkins' absence (0:41)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills' decision to shut down Sammy Watkins for at least the next eight weeks doesn't come as a huge surprise after Rex Ryan's comment Friday that Watkins' foot has become a "major concern." Bills, however, are now without arguably their best offensive player as new OC Anthony Lynn tries to find his way as play caller.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sammy Watkins is eligible to return to practice November 11 and can play as soon as Nov. 27 vs. Jacksonville.

ESPN Stats & Info

Patriots a huge favorite over Bills

No one knows who will be under center for the Pats at home against the Bills but ESPN's FPI still likes their chances.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have placed Sammy Watkins on injured reserve, which will keep him out for at least the next eight weeks.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have claimed WR Justin Hunter off waivers from the Dolphins, a source tells ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates. Buffalo needs WR depth with Sammy Watkins, Greg Salas out this weekend.

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Coughlin, Bills met in offseason, weren't a fit

Tom Coughlin's meeting with the Bills several months ago was initiated by Buffalo coach Rex Ryan. The two ultimately determined that the pairing was not a fit.

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Bills unsure how long Watkins will be out (0:49)
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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

After Sammy Watkins was ruled out of Sunday's game at New England, it's fair to question if the Bills will be without their top wideout for an extended period of time.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bills WR Chris Hogan, in his first year with the Patriots, drew a big media crowd in the locker room Friday as he talked about how Buffalo really got his career started.

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Rex Ryan has major concern over Watkins' foot injury (0:43)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Friday if there was "any clearer timetable" on when the Bills might get Sammy Watkins back to practice, Rex Ryan shook his head and said, "Nope. I guess that's just the answer I have. I'm not trying to hold anything back, but, no, I can't tell you."

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Watkins out Sunday, possibly much longer (1:53)
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Patriots favored despite uncertainty at QB

No one knows who will start under center for the Patriots. but they're tough to beat at home. Tyrod Taylor had his worst rushing game last season against New England and he'll need to improve that for Buffalo to pull the upset. Our NFL Nation reporters make their picks. Week 4 predictions (Insider)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says there is "major concern" over Sammy Watkins' foot injury, which will now officially keep him out Sunday. "If this is something that is hurting this young man in any way, shape or form, then absolutely, I don't want him out there."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have declared Sammy Watkins as out for Sunday's game vs. New England. Rex Ryan says there is "major concern" over Watkins' availability moving forward this season.

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Woody finds it disrespectful saying Bills don't have a shot vs. Pats (1:27)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Sammy Watkins is not on the field for Friday's practice. WR Greg Salas (groin) also sitting out a second straight day. Bills could be down two wideouts again Sunday.

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Foxborough is a nightmare for Bills

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Buffalo has won in New England just once in its last 15 tries, and the lone win was a meaningless season finale (2014). Rex Ryan is 0-7 in Foxborough in the regular season as a head coach.

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Bills remaining hopeful about Watkins' availability (0:30)

Team Stats

Passing Yards163.732nd
Rushing Yards119.79th
Points For23.715th
Points Against22.718th

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