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Facing Brady

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Twice a year the Bills go up against their achilles heel - Tom Brady. And with the exception of two occasions, the Patriots QB has walked away triumphant every time. Everyone remembers last September, the second of those wins, where four Bills interceptions highlighted a 3-0 start to the season. That memory has been all but washed away by last season's stumbling finish, and Brady's 340 yard three touchdown performance six weeks ago in Orchard Park.

"What has made Brady so good over the years is he's not a guy who really forces anything," said Kyle Williams. "He's going to always take what you give him. When you're in dime or nickel, he'll run the ball more. If you get in your base personnel, he'll try to get the receivers involved."

"We know they're going to be able to put up points, so we've got to do the same," added Fred Jackson. "We've got to score touchdowns this week."

Bills players agree that the only way to stop Tom Brady is with pressure. But of course, he's been known to pick blitzing defenses apart. So, naturally, the onus will fall on the front four. The Bills need a specific boost from a now healthy Mario Williams, who had some of his best success this season in the Arizona game by moving around at the line of scrimmage. That's something he's done for much of his career, and looks to expand on as the season continues.

"After the procedure on my wrist, I feel better and more comfortable being able to use it and not being single-handed out there, so definitely," Williams said of the plan. "I am looking to get back into moving around and switching it up a little bit."

And what the Bills are really looking to switch up is Brady's success, away from where it was in the last meeting and towards where it was in last September's game. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP