On Friday, 10 things to know about the New England Patriots' game against the Buffalo Bills were detailed. Those are timely to revisit Monday morning, while adding some more (via ESPN Stats & Information):
1. With the Jets (5-5) and Dolphins (4-6) both losing on Sunday, the Patriots (9-0) have a chance to create more distance in the AFC East with a win over the Bills (5-4). If the Patriots win tonight, they would put themselves in position to clinch the division the following week with a win at Denver with a win and Jets loss.
2. If the Patriots win, they would improve to 10-0 for just the second time in the history of the franchise (2007 the other).
3. We could have some chilly temperatures at kickoff. According to the Patriots, when the kickoff temperature is less than 40, Tom Brady has a career record of 34-5 (45-7 including playoffs).
4. Bills running back LeSean McCoy has rushed for exactly 112 yards in each of his last two games. McCoy has never had three consecutive 100-yard games.
5. No quarterback is getting rid of the football faster than Brady this season. On average, Brady has the shortest time before pass (2.13) this season, followed by Cincinnati's Andy Dalton (2.19) and San Diego's Philip Rivers (2.25). Brady averaged 2.40 in the previous four seasons.
6. Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has thrown a touchdown pass in all seven of his games this season. He’s the only quarterback completing better than 70 percent of his throws.
7. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's 62 receiving touchdowns are tied for third in NFL history among tight ends with Shannon Sharpe. He now sets his sights on Antonio Gates (101) and Tony Gonzalez (111).
8. The Patriots are on pace for 53 sacks this season. That would be the second-highest total in franchise history since the stat became official in 1982 (55 in 1984).
9. The Bills have recorded just 14 sacks this season, which ranks 29th in the NFL. They had 54 last season and 57 in 2013.
10. The Patiots are 13-1 in home prime-time games since 2007.