SATURDAY, JAN. 15, 2022 // 8:15 PM ET // HIGHMARK STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ALLEN

PLAYOFF SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 1-0

STREAKS: Patriots won only meeting

LAST GAME: 12/28/63: Patriots 26 at Bills 8

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/28/63

PATS NOTES:

PATRIOTS clinched postseason for 11th time in past 12 seasons. • BILL BELICHICK has coached in 43 postseason games with 31 wins, both most among head coaches in NFL history. Has 6 Super Bowl victories, most-ever among head coaches. • PATRIOTS had 3 players selected to 2022 Pro Bowl: DB J.C. JACKSON, LB MATTHEW JUDON & ST MATTHEW SLATER. • NEW ENGLAND ranked 4th in NFL in total defense (310.8 yards allowed per game) & 2nd in pass defense (187.1 pass yards allowed per game). • PATRIOTS ranked 2nd in NFL with 23 INTs.

QB MAC JONES led all rookies with 67.6 comp. pct., 3,801 pass yards, 22 TD passes & 92.5 rating (min. 100 atts.) this season. Had 70+ comp. pct. in 9 games, tied with DAK PRESCOTT (2016) for most-ever by rookie. Can become 4th rookie QB since 2000 & 1st since 2012 (RUSSELL WILSON) to win road playoff game. • RB DAMIEN HARRIS ranked tied-2nd in NFL with career-high 15 rush TDs, 2nd-most ever by NE RB, & had 1,061 scrimmage yards (929 rush, 132 rec.) this season. Had 103 rush yards & career-high 3 rush TDs in Week 16 meeting. Has 100+ rush yards & rush TD in each of 3 career games vs. Buf. Has rush TD in 6 of his 7 road games this season. RB RHAMONDRE STEVENSON ranked tied-2nd among rookies with 5 rush TDs in 2021 & ranked 6th with 606 rush yards. Rushed for 78 yards in Week 13 road meeting. • WR JAKOBI MEYERS led team with career highs in catches (83) & rec. yards (866). Is 1 of 4 AFC WRs with 4+ catches in 15+ games this season. Has 6+ catches in 3 of his past 4. WR KENDRICK BOURNE set career highs in catches (55) & rec. yards (800) in 2021. TE HUNTER HENRY tied for lead among TEs with career high 9 rec. TDs. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 75+ rec. yards. • DB J.C. JACKSON led NFL with career-high 23 PD & had 8 INTs this season. Has 25 career INTs, becoming 4th player in SB era with 25+ INTs in 1st 4 seasons. Has PD in 6 of his past 7 vs. Buf. Has 11 PD in 8 road games in 2021. DB DEVIN MCCOURTY had 10 PD in 2021, his 4th season with 10+ PD. LB MATTHEW JUDON led team with career-high 12.5 sacks. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. Buf, incl. postseason.  

BILLS NOTES:

BUFFALO clinched AFC East for 2nd-consecutive season & made postseason for 4th time in past 5 years. • SEAN MCDERMOTT makes 4th postseason appearance as HC. • BILLS had 2 players selected to 2022 Pro Bowl: T DION DAWKINS & WR STEFON DIGGS. • BUFFALO ranked 1st in NFL in total defense (272.8 yards allowed per game) & scoring defense (17 points allowed per game). • BILLS ranked 5th in NFL in total offense (381.9 yards per game) & 3rd in points per game (28.4). • BUFFALO is only team to rank in top-5 in total offense & defense.

QB JOSH ALLEN passed for 4,407 yards & 36 TDs this season & is 1st QB in franchise history with 4,000+ pass yards in consecutive seasons. Ranked 3rd among QBs with 6 rush TDs in 2021 & is 1st QB ever with 6+ rush TDs in each of 1st 4 seasons. Has 0 INTs in 3 of 4 career postseason starts. Has 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.5 rating in his past 3 starts vs. NE. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had career-high 1,098 scrimmage yards (870 rush, 228 rec.) & 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) this season. Had 78 scrimmage yards (39 rush, 39 rec.) & rush TD in Week 16 meeting. Aims for his 5th in row with rush TD & 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. • WR STEFON DIGGS led team with 103 catches, 1,225 rec. yards & career-high 10 rec. TDs this season. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (MIKE EVANS) with 1,000+ rec. yards & 6+ rec. TDs in each of past 4 seasons. Aims for his 4th in row in postseason with 75+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 playoff games. Had 85 rec. yards & TD catch in Week 16 meeting. WR GABRIEL DAVIS is 4th Buf. player ever with 6+ rec. TD in each of 1st 2 seasons. Had TD catch in Week 13 meeting. TE DAWSON KNOX tied for lead among TEs with 9 rec. TDs, most-ever by Buf. TE. • S JORDAN POYER tied career high with 5 INTs. Has 5+ tackles in 4 of 5 career postseason games. Had TFL in each game vs. NE this season. S MICAH HYDE tied career high with 5 INTs in 2021. Hyde & Poyer the only pair of teammates each with 5+ INTs this season. LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS led team with 108 tackles, his 4th-straight season with 100+ tackles. DE MARIO ADDISON led team with 7 sacks. Aims for 3rd in row with sack.