1:00 PM ET, November 9, 2008
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Little-known BenJarvus Green-Ellis gave the Patriots a boost in the tight AFC East race.
• The Patriots won their 10th straight game against the Bills, tying the longest active win streak against a single opponent (Chargers over Raiders, Steelers over Browns). In those 10 games, the Patriots have outscored the Bills 308-96.
• Wes Welker recorded 10 receptions, becoming the first player in NFL history to record at least six receptions in each of the first nine games to start a season.
• Buffalo has been held to 10 or fewer points against New England in four straight games and has lost four of its last five games after starting the season 4-0.
• BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 105 yards and a touchdown, his first career 100-yard rushing game.
-- ESPN research
Welker set an NFL record with at least six catches in each of the first nine games of the season, breaking a tie with Jimmy Smith. Welker had 10 catches for 107 yards. ... Evans had just two catches for 22 yards and Marshawn Lynch gained only 46 yards on 14 carries. ... The Bills played without two of their top defensive players. Safety Donte Whitner was sidelined after separating his shoulder last week in a loss to the Jets. And pass rusher Aaron Schobel missed his fourth straight game with a foot injury.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.9||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||10:39||Matt Cassel 13 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||7|
|FG||13:25||Stephen Gostkowski 32 Yd||0||10|
|FG||07:05||Rian Lindell 25 Yd||3||10|
|FG||08:11||Stephen Gostkowski 37 Yd||3||13|
|TD||01:57||BenJarvus Green-Ellis 1 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||3||20|
|TD||01:42||James Hardy 14 Yd Pass From Trent Edwards (Rian Lindell Kick)||10||20|