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Patriots Notebook

Patriots expecting new challenges from Bills

Opponent familiar but Buffalo’s staff is not

FOXBOROUGH — Finally, after five grueling weeks of training camp and a handful of tough roster decisions, the Patriots can start preparing for the Bills, their Week 1 opponent.

“We’re full speed ahead on Buffalo,” coach Bill Belichick said after Monday’s practice. “As always, challenging to go on the road to open, especially in the division. They always do a good job.”

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