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* Bills quarterback Ryan Fitpatrick’s six-year extension includes $24 million in guaranteed money. “Ryan is a leader,” Bills GM Buddy Nix said. “He’s got all the intangibles you want in a quarterback, and he’s got a good arm and a quick release.” ... 

* Patriots win over Pittsburgh would represent another slice of history for Brady and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who would surpass Dan Marino and Don Shula of the Dolphins for the most wins by a quarterback-head coach duo in the Super Bowl era. They’re currently tied with 116 wins each ... 

* Thanks to the new rule that moved kickoffs back to the 30 from the 35, there have been nearly as many touchbacks this season (511) as kickoff returns (515) ... 

* In Week 1, there were three kickoff returns for touchdowns and five punt return TDs. In Weeks 2-7, there have been a combined three kickoff return TDs and one punt return TD ...

* Since 2008, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is 10-4 in the month of October, throwing for 3,940 yards, 25 touchdowns and only eight interceptions ...

* The Chiefs can become the first team since the 2000 Steelers to win four straight games after going 0-3 to start the season. Kansas City hosts the Chargers on Monday night.

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