By Jeff Kane
The New England Patriots went into Ralph Wilson Stadium and shut up Rex Ryan and 70,000 mini Rex’s. Proving yet again that the team that wins is the team that is coached best and is more well prepared, not who talks louder. The Bills were flying high after a big win against a Colts team that folds easier than a cheap suit. Going up against the defending Super Bowl Champion Patriots the cream rose to the top.
The Bills looked like they came ready to play on their first drive. A 10 play drive for 80 yards resulted in a touchdown by rookie Karlos Williams. After that drive the Patriots adjusted and the next five Bills drives combined for 15 plays for negative one yard, four punts and an interception, allowing the Patriots to seize control of the game.
After a three and out the Patriots, scored three touchdowns on their next three possessions. Tom Brady was surgical in the game completing 38 of 59 for 466 yards and three scores. The 466 yards were the most ever against a Buffalo Bills team in the history of the franchise. The Bills could have use 11 King Kongs on defense and they still would not have had an answer for the Patriots. Rob Gronkowski continued his torrid pace to start the season, with seven receptions for 113 yards and a touch down. Julian Edleman tore up the Bills with quick moves underneath and hauled in 11 receptions for 97 yards and two scores. Brady finished the game with 399 career touchdown passes. Credit must be given to the offensive line, who help stonewall the multi-million dollar front of the Buffalo Bills, keeping Brady clean.
The Patriots defense was just as good for stretches of the game. The confused Tyrod Taylor and forced him into throwing three picks. The pass rush was great, they kept Taylor in the pocket and sacked the young signal caller eight times, lead by Chandler Jones and his three sacks. Jamie Collins was also a man among boys, coming away with two and a half sacks. Credit must go to the coaching staff, who were able to make adjustments after the first drive to keep Buffalo guessing.
The Patriots let the Bills back into the game with some uncharacteristic plays. The Bills held the Pats on two, fourth and one tries. Each time the Patriots offense tried to throw deep on fourth and one and they fell short. Odd play calling in my point of view, as the Patriots seemed reluctant to run it up the gut. The failed conversion attempts lead to, two Buffalo touchdowns. After the fourth quarter failed fourth down conversion, that resulted in a Buffalo touchdown, the Bills strip sacked Brady and scored a touchdown, to cut the lead to 37-32. In true championship fashion the Patriots mounted a seven play 72 yard drive that ended with a Stephen Gostkowski field goal. The score was set up by an awesome play, where Brady recogized the Bills defense and kept Edleman in to block, the result was a beautiful pitch and catch from Brady to Amendola for 29 yards. The Patriots ended the game with a Logan Ryan interception on a tipped ball.
Monday morning the Rex Ryan should be eating a second helping of humble pie. His antics were cute when he was a jolly fat guy. Now his team will have to go back to the drawing board as they just were handed their ass on national TV. Bill Belichick once again mind F@$Ked Rex Ryan.
Up next for the Patriots is a home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, next Sunday at one.
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