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11 facts about the Buffalo Bills' record-setting afternoon

By Tim Graham

A collection of unpleasant stats from the New England Patriots' 52-28 victory over the Buffalo Bills:

1) Buffalo has allowed more points at home only once, 56 points to New England in 2007.

2) The Patriots scored 45 points after halftime, the most by a trailing team since the 1950 New York Giants scored 48.

3) Those 45 second-half points -- a Bills record for most allowed in any half -- were scored in 21 minutes, 12 seconds of game time.

4) New England's 31-point fourth quarter tied an NFL record.

5) The Elias Sports Bureau found the Patriots' margin of victory is the second-largest by a team that trailed by at least 14 points at halftime.

6) The Patriots became the second team in NFL history, joining the 2008 Green Bay Packers, to have two 100-yard rushers, a 300-yard passer and two 100-yard receivers.

7) Steven Ridley and Brandon Bolden became the first Patriots running backs to hit triple digits in the same game since Don Calhoun and Vegas Ferguson in 1980.

8) Buffalo gave up 580 total yards, second-most in franchise history. The record is 598 yards against the San Francisco 49ers in 1992.

9) New England's 19 rushing first downs tied Buffalo's record for most allowed in a game.

10) The Bills have allowed 100 points in two AFC East games -- the most in division play by far. The Carolina Panthers are next at 73 points, but over three games. The Cincinnati Bengals have surrendered 71 points in two games. No other club has allowed more than 59 points.

11) The Bills' net differential of minus-44 points in the division also is the NFL's worst.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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