Before Matt Cassel became 'Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel' he was 'New England Patriots QB Matt Cassel'. Residing in the AFC East, the Buffalo Bills are still a familiar opponent of the former AFC East quarterback.
Cassel has started and beaten the Bills on two occasions and admits that he's a little familiar with them.
"I definitely am familiar with them being in New England and being a division opponent the last four years," Cassel told reporters today. "A lot of what they do on defense hasn’t changed much, so from that standpoint, I’m familiar with them."
In Cassel's 8th start as a NFL quarterback, he and the Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills 20-10 in Foxborough. His numbers are solid completing nearly 70% of his passes on 32 attempts and throwing for over 234 yards. He had no touchdowns and no turnovers.
In the final game of the 2008 season, Cassel and the Pats traveled to Orchard Park, NY in one of the windiest games in recent memory. Because of that wind, Cassel only attempted eight passes, completing six, for 78 yards. Again, he had no touchdowns and no interceptions.
While Cassel admits his familiarity with the Bills because of his time in New England, he also said that the rest of the Chiefs team may not be as familiar as he is.
"Then again," Cassel said today, "our team itself is not very familiar with them so it’s always a challenge to get up to speed with a new opponent you’re not familiar with that you don’t play much."