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Walt Anderson will work as referee for Patriots-Bills

09.05.13 at 1:56 pm ET

FOXBORO — Walt Anderson will serve as the referee for Sunday’s opener between the Patriots and Bills, according to

Anderson, who will be going into his 10th season as an NFL referee, will be working his third New England game dating back to the start of the 2010 season — he also worked as the referee in an Oct. 31 contest at Gillette between the Patriots and Vikings, as well as the Sept. 18, 2011 game in Foxboro between New England and San Diego.

Accorded as one of the better officials in the league, he has worked as the lead official at Super Bowls XXXV and XLV, and has worked playoff games in every year of eligibility.

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