ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.- As memories of week four linger in the minds of Bills fans, the team forges ahead toward Sunday's ominous rematch versus the Patriots.
New England's offense ranks first in the NFL, but more impressively, Tom Brady and his crew have the most first downs in the league. Not just by one or two, the Patriots have 32 more first downs than the second team on the list (Lions).
The Patriots have had success playing small ball on offense. Short passes, effective run plays and wise play calls have led to efficient drives and consistent scoring. This offensive scheme is something the Bills have tried to attain to some extent, but their record indicates it hasn't worked out so well.