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Seventy-six points in two games is remarkable.

Twelve incompletions in the same span is even more impressive.

That's the reality of Tom Brady and his 2007 Patriots offense. According to Number 12, the gaudy numbers he's putting up are a product of both his new teammates and a new style of attack.

"I think the thing about this offense is that we always try to morph into what the guys on our team are good at," Brady explained in his weekly gathering with the media.

"Deion [Branch] is entirely different than what Randy is, and we're not doing the same things with Randy that Deion did. I just don't think it'd be fair to them. We've found ways over the years to be successful, and I think this year that we're finding new ways as well.

If that trend is to continue this weekend against the Buffalo Bills, Brady's up-front blockers will have to do a better job of containing Bills DE Aaron Schobel, an opponent who's given the team fits this decade. He has more sacks of Brady than any other NFL player.

"We've obviously seen him a lot. We know what he does," Pats left tackle Matt Light, who typically matches up against Schobel, told a gaggle of reporters Wednesday.

"He's a relentless-style pass-rusher. He's not going to give up on any play. He's going to go 100 miles an hour, and he finishes a lot of those plays. He's obviously the key to their defense. But, like every week, we have to have a great week of preparation, we have to go out and get the look from the scout team and execute when we're called upon."

On the other side of the ball, LB Mike Vrabel is worried about containing Buffalo's elusive QB, J.P. Losman.

"J.P. gives you two things to cover because he can chuck it down there and make a play, or he can run," Vrabel observed.

"He can run for 20 or 25 yards if the defense is run off on their receivers. The biggest thing about him is containing him, and if he does get out, we need guys running that are rushing, and the guys that are covering have to stay in coverage."

Meantime, there's the stark reality of just how dangerous a game pro football can be.

Bills TE Kevin Everett continues to recover from a paralyzing injury he suffered in Week 1. The former University of Miami Hurricane has many friends and former teammates around the NFL, including Pats rookie DL Kareem Brown.

The two were very close in college.

"I had a car because I'm from Miami, and he didn't have one. So we'd ride together to get something to eat, run errands and stuff like that," Brown told The Providence Journal.

"My wish for him is to be able to lead a normal life. Football is small at this point — I want him to be able to do for himself."

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