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Game 9 Preview: Patriots have had their way with Bills at home

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  November 8, 2012 01:25 PM

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It's been a history of home domination for the Patriots.

The Bills (3-5) come into Gillette Stadium Sunday looking for their first road win against the Patriots (5-3) since 2000, losing 11 straight when visiting Foxborough.

In this week's preview video, the Globe's Shalise Manza Young gives us her keys to the Week 10 matchup between the AFC East contenders. Manza Young looks into the challenges the Patriots offensive line faces against the Buffalo pass rush and how New England plans to stop speedy running back C.J. Spiller, who leads the NFL with 7.2 yards per carry.

The last time these two teams met in Buffalo on Sept. 30, the Bills had the Patriots on the ropes, taking a 21-7 lead in the third quarter until New England forced four turnovers and Tom Brady led his team to six straight second-half touchdowns en route to a 52-28 romp. Brady talked this week about how the Patriots turned things around in the last matchup.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he expects the Bills to be tough on both sides of the ball and remembers the three ball strips their "ball hawk" defense caused in the last game between the two teams at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

And Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty talks about what he learned in the first matchup in Buffalo and the advantages of seeing an opponent twice in a season.

News, analysis and commentary from Boston.com's staff writers and contributors, including Zuri Berry and Erik Frenz.

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