Buffalo Bills (0-0) at New England Patriots (0-0)
7:00 PM ET, Gillette Stadium (TV: ESPN)
Bills inactives: TE Derek Fine (hamstring), CB Drayton Florence (knee), WR Steve Johnson, OT Kirk Chambers, LB Ashlee Palmer, CB Ellis Lankster, DE Chris Ellis
December 9, 2007. That was the last time the Buffalo Bills won a game against an AFC East rival. The Bills are looking to end a six-game in-division slide against a New England Patriots that they have not beaten since 2003, and have never beaten in Gillette Stadium. Welcome, folks, to the start of the 2009 Buffalo Bills regular season.
This is your open thread for Monday Night Football. Make sure you brush up on our Community Guidelines if you're new to the Game Thread process. As this game is televised nationally (anyone else looking forward to Jon Gruden's commentary?), this, and subsequent, Game Threads should be rather hectic. Keep it clean and enjoy yourselves.
Against my better judgment, I am excited about the possibility of seeing these young Bills compete with the Pats for 60 minutes. No matter what happens, we'll know exactly where the Bills stand after tonight, because the Patriots are, without question, an elite franchise. Game time starts in one half-hour. Get your game faces on. Buffalo Bills football is back. GO BILLS!