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Donald Jones

Fitzpatrick, Bills a good union

Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Bills is from Harvard, and that makes him unique. He's the only quarterback from that school to become an NFL starter.

But there's a common, everyman side to this son of a rocket scientist, and not just because he proposed to his wife at a McDonald's.

"Actually," he said, "it was a McDonald's connected to a gas station."

Fitzpatrick, you see, is a stickler for accuracy. That shows up on Sundays. In two games — both Bills victories — he has thrown for seven touchdowns with one interception, directing a team that leads the NFL in scoring with 39.5 points per game.

The Bills play host to the Patriots on Sunday, a team that...