Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, with 11:18 left to go in the third quarter, threw his third touchdown pass on the day to wide receiver Donald Jones and increased the Bills lead to 14 by a score of 21-7. However, from there on out the Bills defense had a monumental collapse as the Bills lost 52-28 to the New England Patriots.
The Bills after that let the Patriots score on every drive as they scored six straight touchdowns and ended it with a field goal. The answer to Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was simply they played better.
“We just played and executed better,” coach Bill Belichick said. “It’s no magic.”
There is truth to that as the Bills held Brady in check as the defensive line got some pressure on Brady in the first half, and got a sack for their efforts. After that Brady had all day the Bills failed to get any pressure on him, which Brady made them pay for by completing 22 of 36 passes for 340 yards passing and three touchdowns.
Brady is one of the best in the game and you know he is going to score points, but the Bills offense didn’t help at all as they turned the football over six times and could only muster one touchdown after going up 21-7.
The loss already puts the Bills in a bad spot as they are now 0-2 in the division and have a brutal schedule coming up as four of their next five games are on the road. The Bills play at San Francisco next week, followed by a road game in Arizona, then home against the Tennessee Titans, they then go on the road again to face Houston and then finish it off by playing at New England.
To make matters worst for the Bills, Arizona and Houston are each undefeated at 4-0 with San Francisco having a 3-1 record and that is besides the fact that the Bills haven’t won in New England since the turn of the century.
Simply, the next five weeks will show where the Bills stand three years in the regime of Bills general manager Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey.