It's looking more and more like the Bills will be without one of their most dynamic players on offense. Rookie RB Marshawn Lynch injured an ankle in last Sunday's win over Miami.
"He's real sore. We'll just have to wait and see as we move along here, but we're not particularly optimistic," head coach Dick Jauron said of Lynch's ankle and chances of playing versus New England.
But there's still a chance the Bills could pull off a momentous upset, according to some reporters in upstate New York. Today, one writer looks back at some of the Bills' most memorable wins as underdogs.
And in a humorous take on the Patriots' dominance over the NFL, one writer takes the conspiracy theory route on FOXSports.com.
"Last week, the league's effort to help the Colts beat the Patriots was thwarted," the article says, in part, "when the former KGB operative who replaced the back judge and called offensive pass interference against Randy Moss was arrested and replaced with Scott Paoli's nephew just seconds before Wes Welker's go-ahead touchdown.
"Meanwhile, a former Majestic-12 spook swiped all of Bill Polain's influenza cultures so he couldn't infect Tom Brady. This week, the Patriots must contend with the satellite surveillance that Marv Levy installed over Orchard Park which allows him to read the opposing quarterback's lips."
The story goes on to detail why the Pats will eventually fall to the Dolphins later this season. If nothing else, it's good for a laugh.
The Boston Globe takes an in-depth look at the pass-protection skills of RB Kevin Faulk.
A great story in The Providence Journal tells how the mother of Pats O-lineman Wesley Britt recently made a miraculous recovery from a potentially deadly head injury.