Patriots prepare for another up-and-coming team
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England's 15-game winning streak over the Buffalo Bills is over. Now the Patriots are preparing for another improving team that struggled the past decade.
The Oakland Raiders are 2-1 after going eight seasons without a winning record. The Bills have just one winning season in the past 11 but snapped that long slide against the Patriots last Sunday with a 34-31 win.
So the Patriots have plenty to prepare for against a team they haven't played in three years.
Sunday's game matches the NFL's top passing offense, led by Tom Brady's 442.3 yards per game, against the No. 1 rushing attack with Darren McFadden, who leads the league with 131 yards per game.
McFadden ran for a career-high 171 yards and two touchdowns in last Sunday's 34-24 win over the New York Jets.