Orchard Park, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills couldn’t have picked a better game to kick off the Pegula era in Western New York.

The Pegulas were unanimously approved as the next owners of the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday and addressed the media on Friday. Now, the Bills will have their first game with the new owner in attendance, and it’s against the New England Patriots with first place in the AFC East on the line.

The games just keep getting bigger and bigger for the Bills.

Know the enemy

After a slow start to the season, the New England Patriots came out firing against the Cincinnati Bengals. The running game was working well, and Tom Brady appeared to turn back the clock. The biggest matchup issue the Bills will have is covering the Patriots’ two tight ends, Rob Gronkowski and Tim Wright.

Defensively, the Patriots have had a strong start to 2014. They currently rank fourth in the NFL allowing just 316 total yards per game. New England is beatable through the air, but the defense is tough to run on. That matchup is tough for the Bills, who like to lean on the running game to win games. Kyle Orton may have to carry the Bills’ offense again.

How to follow the game

The game will be broadcast on FOX, and syracuse.com will be running a live blog. You can also follow along with our coverage at the following Twitter accounts:

@billsupdates

@matthewfairburn

What the Patriots are saying

Bills fans can finally stop worrying. Pegula is committed to Western New York and won’t be moving the Bills from Buffalo. That type of anxiety is something no fan base deserves to go through, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick has seen that first hand.

“I’m sure it’s huge for the people in that area,” Belichick …read more