MATCHUP OF THE
No team has
sacked or intercepted the Patriots quarterback more in his career than the
Bills--yet no team has allowed more passing yards or TDs to him. Who will come
out on top in Week 7?
The Super Bowl
XXXVI champion Pats got Buffaloed in the 2003 opener, but they've since won six
straight against their AFC East rivals, including a 19--17 squeaker in Week 1.
In those six games Brady has averaged 237.6 passing yards and a little more
than two TDs. In '02 Brady threw for 328 yards and three TDs against the Bears,
then under current Bills coach Dick Jauron.
AND THE BILLS' DEFENSE
Before a Week 5
pasting in Chicago, Buffalo's defense had been fairly respectable, especially
given how much time the unit spent on the field. The Bills had held opponents
to an average of 16.3 points and a little more than one TD pass (with one
interception) per game. In his last two meetings with Brady, Fletcher-Baker has
24 tackles, an interception and a fumble return for a touchdown.
In Week 1 the Bills got three sacks and one pick. Brady eked out 163 passing
yards but boosted his fantasy numbers with two TD throws. No New England
wideout had more than two catches that day, but Troy Brown and Doug Gabriel
since have emerged as downfield threats. Bet on Brady; bench the Bills.
THE INSIDE MAN