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Report: Bills/Pats slated for Week 1 MNF action

A report from the Boston Herald indicates that the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots will headline ESPN's Monday Night Football in Week 1 of the 2009 NFL regular season.

Buffalo's signing of enigmatic WR Terrell Owens and the return of QB Tom Brady in New England were likely the two headline-making deciding factors, if the report is accurate.  The matchup also pits two of the old AFL's original franchises against each other; as this is the 50th Anniversary of the AFL's inception, that likely was a huge draw as well.  As a result, it's being reported that both the Bills and Patriots will don throwback uniforms for the game (Mike Florio).

The NFL confirmed the report Monday afternoon, announcing that the Bills would make the trip to New England for the affair on September 14, 2009.  The game will air on ESPN at 7:00PM ET.