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Wednesday, October 30
Updated: November 3, 1:22 PM ET
 
Showdown In Buffalo

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Tom Brady
Brady has thrown seven INTs in the last four games.
All eyes will be on Drew Bledsoe when the Bills host the Patriots on Sunday (in progress). While it will be a big game for Bledsoe and the streaking Bills, it's a huge game for the Patriots, who are reeling after losing four straight, writes Len Pasquarelli. For Bledsoe, this is a game he clearly wants to win against his former team, writes Sal Paolantonio. To do that, he'll have to get the best of his matchup with former coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots defense. For the Patriots, the key is stopping the run, according to Sean Salisbury.

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    More Bills-Patriots news
    Paolantonio: No ordinary game
    Sunday's matchup against the team that traded him this offseason is not just another game for Drew Bledsoe.
    Game Plans: Bills-Patriots
    Sean Salisbury goes inside this week's game plans for the Bills and Patriots.
    Focal Point: Drew Bledsoe vs. Bill Belichick
    One storyline to follow when the Bills and Patriots meet is how Drew Bledsoe does against Bill Belichick's defense.
    Top Dog/Underdog
    Remember when Tom Brady was on top and Drew Bledsoe was on the way out? That was so last season.
    Pasquarelli: Non-parallel pattern
    The Patriots are 3-4 for a second straight season, but this year it's a different set of circumstances.
    Question of the Week: New faces?
    With Drew Bledsoe excelling in Buffalo, our experts decide which fresh face has had the biggest impact?
    Clayton: First ... And 10
    The pressure is on Bill Belichick when the Patriots face their former QB Drew Bledsoe in Buffalo.
    Rookie Report: Not enough
    Julius Peppers is getting to opposing quarterbacks with ease but finds his team stuck in a long losing streak.
    Power Rankings -- Week 9
    Check in each Tuesday for ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings. This week's No. 1 is the Chargers.




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