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Bills Links, 10/24: The focus shifts to the New England Patriots

The Bills and Patriots will meet on Monday Night Football

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The Buffalo Bills have started preparations for Monday night’s tilt against the New England Patriots at New Era Field. The Bills opened as a 13-point underdog to the Patriots, and will once again have their hands full with Tom Brady and New England’s high-powered offense. Today’s links preview the match-up, while providing updates on Derek Anderson, LeSean McCoy and more.

7 things to know about the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills' Week 8 opponent |
The Bills will host the Patriots on Monday Night Football in Week 8.

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Bills turning to backup plans with Patriots coming to town – The Buffalo News
With Josh Allen ruled out for at least another week, Derek Anderson will remain the Bills starting quarterback for the coming Monday Night Football match-up with the New England Patriots.

Watch: Vic Carucci and Adam Benigni on what’s next for Bills – The Buffalo News
"The Bills seemingly hit rock bottom with their ugly loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday."

Stevie Johnson: “I love the feeling of Buffalo” -
Former Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson joined One Bills Live where he shared memories of playing in Buffalo, what he misses about the city, and his NFL career. He also took a surprise phone call from former Bills teammate RB Fred Jackson.

Bills film room: How the Colts exploited the defense’s weaknesses through the run game – The Athletic
The play of the Colts' hogs up front allowed their backs to carve up the Bills for 220 yards and one touchdown on the ground. (Subscription required.)

McCoy still in concussion protocol, Anderson will start again at quarterback | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Bills defensive end Trent Murphy is considered week-to-week.

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Buffalo Bills snap counts vs. Indianapolis Colts: Tinkering observed with defense - Buffalo Rumblings
Our weekly data-dive into playing time looks at the Buffalo Bills’ latest loss—this time to the Colts.

AFC East Roundup: Looking Ahead and nearing the NFL’s halfway point of 2018 - Buffalo Rumblings
After a rough week for the division, we look ahead to next week.

Recapping Buffalo Bills’ ineptitude against Indianapolis Colts: Billieve - Buffalo Rumblings
There’s no sugarcoating it: Buffalo stunk on Sunday.