A third field goal of the half for the Patriots would make the score 9-3 going into halftime. Tyrod Taylor struggled to keep Buffalo's offense on schedule, and at the beginning of the fourth quarter, he was carted off to the locker room with a towel over his head, a knee injury ending his game. That's no longer the case as quarterback Tom Brady has once again been a steadying force for the premier franchise in the current day National Football League and has them sitting at 9-2 heading into a divisional matchup with the Buffalo Bills in Week 13.
That consistency will certainly be tested by New England's Tom Brady, who is not only second in the league in touchdown passes with 26, but has helped the Patriots log 10 touchdowns on their last 11 red zone drives.
Worst whiff: Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams burst through the Pats line to sack Brady inside the Buffalo 10 and force New England to settle for a field goal. Dion Lewis had 92 yards rushing and Burkhead had 78.
The Bills, second in the division came into this matchup with a record of (6-5) and their eyes on a potential playoff spot. The fifth-round draft pick proved he wasn't ready two weeks ago, throwing five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers.
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For years, North Carolina college football teams have been challenged to keep in-state talent within the borders of the state. Prior to serving as the head coach at Texas A&M , Sumlin lead Houston to a 35-17 record over four seasons from 2008-2011.
The Bills' offensive inconsistencies were once again apparent, which was a reason coach Sean McDermott took what he called a "calculated risk" to bench Taylor in favour of Peterman in the first place. After picking up the first sack of his career in last week's game vs. the Miami Dolphins, Lee picked up the first interception of his career on the opening drive of the game. Burkhead would finish with over 100-all-purpose yards on the day.
Webb had three rushes for 27 yards, including a 22-yarder up the middle to open Buffalo's fourth possession. Brady is playing nothing like a 40-year old quarterback and the addition of wide receiver Brandin Cooks has given them a viable deep threat.
One positive from the first half has been the play of former Bill Eric Lee, who seems to be flourishing in his new haunts. New England's defense has not allowed more than 17 points during the winning streak.
Bills: Continue three-game homestand, hosting Indianapolis on December 10.