Buffalo Bills: 5 notable stats for Week 7 going into New England

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3.) Stefon Diggs gets his targets against the Patriots

The Bills’ star wideout has played against the Patriots 8 times, 7 games as a member of the Bills. In those 7 matchups (including the playoffs), Diggs has been targeted 63 times and has caught 43 catches for 629 yards and 6 touchdowns.

His least productive game against the Patriots was in the blowout playoff win where he only caught 3 passes for 60 yards off of 4 targets. Aside from that, Diggs has been a nightmare matchup for this New England defense. He has averaged double digits in yards per reception. 

Through the first six games, the Patriots have done a great job at taking away their opponents’ number one receiver. They have faced players like AJ Brown, Tyreek Hill, Garrett Wilson, Ceedee Lamb, Michael Thomas, and Davante Adams.

If you combine all six of these receivers' stats against the Patriots this season, there have been 46 targets for 27 catches, 297 yards, and 2 touchdowns. On average, they are only giving up about 50 yards per game to their opponents’ number one target. Diggs has 4 games against New England with 7 or more catches so he will be another test for this Patriots’ secondary, which seems to be one of the low highlights of the team.