On the Beat: 5 questions about the Bills

We go inside the Bills with Buffalo News beat writer Mark Gaughan, who is always a must read.

1. Liking what I’ve seen from the Bills offense so far, but not sure I love the defense vs. the Patriots, what do you think of that unit?

Gaughan: I think it’s a lot better than last year. Marcell Dareus is legit. Nick Barnett is a good addition. Pass rush is a big question mark. I don’t love ANY defense against the Patriots.

2. Who is the one Bills player most Patriots fans don’t know right now, but will by the end of the game on Sunday?

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Gaughan: Do they know David Nelson? Let’s go with him … big body, 6-5, 220, out of the slot, big frame … He’ll be catching a lot of passes.

3. What’s the biggest weakness on the Bills’ offense you expect the Patriots to try to exploit?

Gaughan: Can they challenge the Pats down the field? I’m not so sure.

4. What’s the biggest weakness on the Bills’ defense you expect the Patriots to try to exploit?

Gaughan: Bills haven’t shown much pass rush. Brady should have time to scan the field, which we all know is trouble for anybody.

5. Finally, Bills win on Sunday if …

Gaughan: They have perfect ball security (because they’re not getting picks off Brady), their WRs do damage against a dinged-up Pats secondary (because it’s hard to see them holding Pats under 28) and they get a couple out-of-the-ordinary big plays (like on special teams).

Thanks to Mark for his time. Make sure you read up on the Bills at the Buffalo News.

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