Tom Brady runs out of the tunnel to warm up before the game. “There will be a lot of different ways to win, and the important thing is to find a way to get the victory – run it, pass it”. Their main competitor, the Indianapolis Colts, have started off 0-2 and don’t look to be a shell of the team that they were last season.
Unfortunately for Buffalo fans, getting beat by the Patriots is all too familiar, as they have lost 11 of the last 12 home games.
New Englands Stephen Gostkowski hit a 25-yard field goal with 1:15 left.
In their 40-32 rout of the Bills on Sunday, the Patriots did whatever they wanted to do through the air, exposing several flaws in Buffalo’s coverage schemes along the way. Nonetheless the Buffalo Bills coach must be asked to restrain himself. It’s on my shoulders.
At the end of the game, Ryan faced the music, acknowledging that he had been outcoached by Bill Belichick.
Ryan then used a profanity in explaining how poor of a job he did.
Bills free safety Aaron Williams was taken out of the stadium in an ambulance after he was immobilized due to a neck injury while attempting to tackle Edelman.
The team announced Williams was released from the hospital after undergoing a series of tests.
Tom Brady and the Patriots defeated the Bills 40-32, bringing their record so far this season to 2-0. And their Tyrod Taylor-led offense was held to 127 yards and 13 points, before mounting a 19-point fourth-quarter rally that fell short. His touchdown against Buffalo came from two yards out and he had six and one-yard TDs against the Steelers. The team has some solid starter options for fantasy football owners, including Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola as the best receivers/tight end picks for Brady. Wow, what a start it was for the Bills offense, and I had people on my Twitter account ready to induct offensive coordinator Greg Roman into the Hall of Fame.
The Bills will look to regroup this week before they head to Miami to take on the 1-1 Dolphins, who lost 23-20 to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
After rookie Karlos Williams scored on a 2-yard run to cap an 80-yard opening drive, Buffalo combined for just 47 yards over its nine possessions.
Credit the Bills for hanging tough in the final quarter and making the game appear closer than it was for the first 45 minutes. Taylor went 23-of-30 throwing for 242-yards and 3 touchdowns, with three interceptions. The defense also settled down, sacking Tyrod Taylor eight times and coming up with three interceptions. It was also the highest passing yardage total Buffalo ever allowed, and this is supposed to be one of the best defenses in Bills history.
“I’m embarrassed”, Williams said, following the game.
Ryan: “I am not going to put a muzzle on our players. It’s inexcusable”.
The 14 penalties amounted for 140 yards, with five of them either being personal fouls, unnecessary roughness, taunting or unsportsmanlike conduct. So fans packed Ralph Wilson Stadium with noise and mocking signs, expecting this sun-kissed day to serve as a football renaissance.
The Bills spent all week long talking about the Patriots.