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6-1, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Could this be the week that RB Dion Lewis and G Tre' Jackson return to practice for the first time since opening the season on the PUP list? Bill Belichick left the door open for that possibility when asked Tuesday.

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Week 8 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Patriots NFL Nation reporter Mike Reiss and Bills NFL Nation reporter Mike Rodak preview the Week 8 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Pats stay atop latest Power Rankings

Tom Brady is completing three-fourths of his passes, and is even better when targeting his tight ends. As we near midseason, the Pats are looking like the AFC's true top dog. Power Rankings

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the possibility of having PUP players Dion Lewis and Tre' Jackson practice this week, Bill Belichick didn't rule it out as he did last Tuesday. "We'll have to talk with our medical and conditioning staff and get a sense of where everybody is and figure that out for when practice starts Wednesday," Belichick said. "We'll take a look at that information and see where we are and then make a decision on it prior to Wednesday's practice."

3hDave Tuley

New England tops Vegas handicappers' Power Rankings

The New England Patriots are clearly the NFL's top team, but the team our Vegas handicappers rate as second-best in the league might surprise you. Here are the Week 7 rankings, plus value plays.

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Buy or sell: Week 8 fantasy trends for every team

Will LeGarrette Blount keep carrying the load for the Patriots? Should Matt Jones expect fewer touches for the Redskins? NFL Nation reporters assess Week 8 fantasy values for every team.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says it's hard to see how Sunday's game against the Patriots could be any more important to the Bills' season, and he's right.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots waived DT Anthony Johnson on Monday. He is a strong candidate to return to the practice squad if he clears waivers. In addition, safety Vinnie Sunseri was waived from the practice squad.

Patriots a tight knit group (0:52)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Team chemistry and a "unique vibe" among players was one of the notable topics in the Patriots locker room Monday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on Sunday's game against the Patriots: "I don't know how much more important it could be than this one." Ryan says the Bills are "going to measure ourselves against the two best," the Patriots and Seahawks, over the next two weeks and that the Bills will "find out all about us."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater says he wouldn't trade kicker Stephen Gostkowski for anyone.

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Unprecedented mistake-free football

Per Elias Sports Bureau, the Patriots are the third team in modern NFL history (since 1933) with no interceptions through the first seven games of a season. The others were the 1960 Browns and 2008 Redskins. New England did so with more pass attempts than either of those teams, and neither of the others started multiple QBs.

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1dMike Reiss

Brady confident Gostkowski will fix PAT problem

Struggling Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski still has the support of quarterback Tom Brady, who said Monday he has "100 percent confidence he'll find his rhythm."

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Team Stats

Passing Yards260.910th
Rushing Yards122.76th
Points For24.910th
Points Against15.34th

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