(Photo: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi)
New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills takes place on Sunday afternoon as the NFL 2013 season kicks off with a bang. The Bills will be putting rookie quarterback EJ Manuel up against Tom Brady and the Patriots in the hope that the new blood can inspire an unlikely victory. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
There will be no love lost between these two AFC East rivals on Sunday when they meet in upstate New York. However, the Bills are hoping to pull of a surprise win having toe Manuel back following minor knee surgery a few weeks ago. But he has only been practicing with the team since Sunday, meaning he will need to get into full game fitness very quickly – the Patriots will be merciless if he is not on top of his game today.
The Bills get to kick off the season at home but they will still be big underdogs against a strong Patriots side. Tom Brady will be leading the offense for New England, which includes a number of undrafted rookies who have impressed.
Buffalo will have to try and stem the flood of points from the Patriots, who have consistently scored well over the past few seasons. If they allow New England to continuously get on the scoreboard then it could end up being a long afternoon for the Bills.
Among the front seven are Vince Wilfork, Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower, who will be up against C.J. Spiller and Buffalo's rushing attack.
This should be an interesting game and a perfect way to start the season.
All the action from the Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, N.Y. can be watched on TV on CBS, or alternatively the game can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.