The Buffalo Bills have never defeated the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The have been close a handful of times. Sunday was just another close but no cigar day for the Bill at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots had two separate 14 point leads and held on to beat the Bills, 37-31.
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes including one to Amherst, NY native Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski has still never played a game against the Bills and been kept out of the end zone.
The Bills battled all day long and on multiple occasions got within a whisker or two of catching the Patriots. After Gronkowski’s touchdown gave the Patriots a 24-10 lead, Ryan Fitzpatrick found his tight end Scott Chandler in the end zone to make it a 7 point game at the half.
In the third quarter, Danny Woodhead took a Brady dump off to the end zone to again extend the Patriots lead to 14. The Bills answered again. Freddie Jackson scored his second touchdown of the day to bring the Bills back to within seven.
Stephen Gostkowski opened the fourth quarter for with a field goal for the Patriots to give them their fourth double digit lead of the day. The Bills then rallied again as Fitzpatrick found Donald Jones in the end zone to cut the Patriots lead to 3. That was as close as the Bills would get. The Patriots got another Gostkowski field goal and then stopped the Bills comeback bid when Devin McCourty intercepted a Fitzpatrick pass in the end zone.
Next week, the Patriots (6-3) will be home to face the Colts, and the Bills (3-6) are home to play the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football.
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