BUFFALO, NY —- Coming into today’s game, fans knew there was little hope for the home town Bills to pull out a win. The Bills received the ball to start the game off and looked solid. Moving the chains and being smart, until they hit the redzone.
Tyrod Taylor was intercepted by Eric Lee, who two-weeks earlier was on the Bills practice squad, and ruined a perfect drive for the Bills. The pass was intended for LeSean McCoy. The Bills were only able to get a 49-yard field goal from Stephen Hauschka. That’s it. The Patriots stopped the Bills from getting anywhere.
Third string quarterback and special teamer Joe Webb came in the game as a Wildcat quarteback in the first half and ran three times for 27-yards. Webb had Travaris Cadet wide open down field and it was overthrown by the inches. That would have been a touchdown.
In the forth quarter, Tyrod Taylor was carted off the field with a knee injury and was out of the game. No update has been released yet. In came rookie Nate Peterman. He completed 6 out of 15 passes for 50-yards. Cornerback Leonard Johnson was injured in the third quarter and did not return. He did jog to the locker room, that’s a good sign. And the last injury of the day, Shaq Lawson was hurt on the goal line play in the third quarter and was carted off the sideline to the locker room.
While he was in, Taylor was 9-18 for 65-yards and an interception.
Tight end Rob Gronkowki was Tom Brady’s main target in this game. The Bills secondary just couldn’t stop the beast. But, later in the game, all hell broke loose. Tre’Davious White made his 3rd interception of the season. Brady’s pass was intended for Gronkowski. After the play and while White was still on the ground, Gronkowski came back and dove his entire body weight into the back of White’s head. There were multiple penalties on the play.
Gronkowski was only accessed an unnecessary roughness penalty while White was taken to the locker room for evaluation. Just a disgusting and un-sportsmanlike thing to do. Jerry Hughes was also penalized.
On the ground, LeSean McCoy finished the game with 63-yards. He became the 5th active player with 13,000 scrimmage yards – joining Frank Gore, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Forte and Adrian Peterson.
Kyle Williams played his 163rd game as a Buffalo Bill. He surpasses Fred Smerlas (162) for the most games played by a Bills defensive tackle. His sack in the first quarter increased his career total to 42.5 – the most by a Bills defensive tackle in team history. According to BuffaloBills.com
I believe the defensive line played okay today. They got to the quarterback, but not enough. They left a hole for Patriots running backs to get through. They need to improve.
The Bills played incredibly bad this week, losing 23-3. But next week we’re back home against the Colts (3-9). They lost to the Jaguars 10-30 today.