Fans can watch the Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots live online and see if the Bills can change their fortunes from the last ten years or so of the rivalry.
For much of the last decade, the Patriots have owned the Bills, winning 26 of the last 29 matchups. But the Bills come into Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET matchup looking like a much different team, with a new coach, starting quarterback, and an entirely new backfield.
The Bills are also coming off a dominant performance over the Indianapolis Colts, and are looking to make a statement against the Patriots. A win would not only put Buffalo atop the AFC East in this early part of the season, but more importantly would mark their legitimacy as a contender this year.
New England coach Bill Belichick said he knows how well Rex Ryan can tweak his defense, which could make Sunday a long day for Tom Brady.
“He’s done it in the past, but he’s done quite a bit of it this year, particularly in the Indianapolis game where he has defensive linemen kind of on a chalkboard lined up at weak safety if you will,” Belichick said (via ESPN). “There are some unusual looks there.”
Fans who watch the New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills game live online will see a rowdy affair. Hype for the game has reached epic proportions in Buffalo — where in the team store they sold air pumps, taking aim at the DeflateGate scandal — and Buffalo fans have a chance to set a record. As ESPN noted, Bills fans raised $8,000 to bring the Guinness Book of Records to measure the stadium’s volume, with fans attempting to knock off Kansas City as the loudest stadium in the world.
Rex Ryan, who said the opening day game against the Colts was probably the loudest game he’s ever been a part of, said he was behind the idea.
“Oh I like the sounds of that,” he said. “That sounds good to me.”
The Bills will benefit from the return of All-Pro defensive lineman Marcell Dareus, who missed the opening game while serving a suspension. Aside from clogging the middle and making life difficult for Tom Brady, Dareus is also bringing some healthy trash talk to the matchup.
“Don’t nobody like the Patriots,” he said this week. “Let’s just be honest about it now. Put it out there.”
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