Bills defensive gem is wasted, lose to New England 25-6

October 29, 2018 - 9:01 pm
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Another week, another poor showing from the Bills offense. 

The Bills fell to 2-6 on the season after their 25-6 loss at the hands of the New England Patriots in the Bills' first Monday Night Football game in Buffalo since 2008. 

Buffalo wasted another gem by the defense, which only allowed 18 points to Tom Brady and the New England offense. While the defense gave up yards in bunches - allowing 387 yards - the Bills defense held the Patriots offense out of the end zone for three quarters and kept the team within striking distance until Devin McCourty's 84 yard interception return for a touchdown to seal the game. 

Derek Anderson was 22-of-39 for 290 yards and that interception to McCourty. LeSean McCoy only has 13 yards on 12 carries, but led the Bills in receiving with 6 catches and 82 yards. Zay Jones reeled in 6 passes for 55 yards as well for Buffalo, while Chris Ivory led the Bills in rushing with 34 yards on just 6 carries. 

Brady was 29-of-45 for 324 yards for New England, but left off of the scoreboard. Patriots receiver Julian Edelman had 104 yards on 9 catches, while Patriots running back James White had the lone offensive touchdown of the evening. 

Buffalo also saw some injures to key players, as linebacker Tremaine Edmunds left the game with a concussion, while Anderson was also injured on the last drive of the game. 

Next up for the Bills, they host the Chicago Bears at New Era Field on Sunday with a 1 p.m. kickoff. 

Scoring Summary: 

First Quarter: 

  • 3-0 PATRIOTS - Patriots field goal - 25 yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski is good 
    • Drive info: 15 plays, 73 yards, 5:15 

Second Quarter: 

  • 6-0 PATRIOTS - Patriots field goal - 40 yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski is good
    • Drive info: 11 plays, 53 yards, 4:53
  • 9-0 PATRIOTS - Patriots field goal - 38 yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski is good 
    • Drive info: 8 plays, 42 yards, 4:27
  • 9-3 PATRIOTS - Bills field goal - 47 yard field goal from Stephen Hauschka is good
    • Drive info: 10 plays, 46 yards, 4:03
  • 9-3 PATRIOTS - Patriots missed field goal - 50 yard field goal attempt from Stephen Gostkowski is no good

Third Quarter: 

  • 9-6 PATRIOTS - Bills field goal - 51 yard field goal from Stephen Hauschka is good
    • Drive info: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:37 
  • 9-6 PATRIOTS - Patriots fumble recovery - Kyle Von Noy burns Dion Dawkins around the edge to force a fumble on Derek Anderson, recovered by New England in Bills territory
  • 12-6 PATRIOTS - Patriots field goal - 25 yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski is good 
    • Drive info: 5 plays, 22 yards, 0:52

Fourth Quarter: 

  • 18-6 PATRIOTS - Patriots touchdown - James White 1 yard touchdown run (2-point conversion failed) 
    • Drive info: 10 plays, 85 yards, 4:50
  • 25-6 PATRIOTS - Patriots touchdown - Devin McCourty 84 yard interception return for a touchdown 
    • Drive info: 1 play, 84 yards 

STATS OF THE GAME

Passing -

Buffalo Bills - 

Derek Anderson: 22-of-39, 290 yards, 1 INT 

Nathan Peterman: 2-of-2, 23 yards 


New England Patriots - 

Tom Brady: 29-of-45, 324 yards


Rushing - 

Buffalo Bills - 

Chris Ivory: 6 carries, 34 yards 

LeSean McCoy: 12 carries, 13 yards 

Derek Anderson: 1 carry, minus-1 yard


New England Patriots - 

Cordarelle Patterson: 10 carries, 38 yards 

James White: 8 carries, 15 yards, 1 TD

Julian Edelman: 2 carries, 13 yards 

Tom Brady: 1 carry, 8 yards 

Kenjon Barner: 2 carries, 4 yards 

Brian Hoyer: 2 carries, minus-2 yards 
 

Receiving - 

Buffalo Bills - 

LeSean McCoy: 6 receptions, 82 yards 

Zay Jones: 6 receptions, 55 yards 

Andre Holmes: 2 receptions, 45 yards 

Kelvin Benjamin: 2 receptions, 45 yards 

Charles Clay: 3 receptions, 36 yards 

Ray-Ray McCloud: 1 reception, 16 yards 

Jason Croom: 1 reception, 14 yards 

Chris Ivory: 1 reception, 11 yards 

Cam Phillips: 1 reception, 9 yards 

Pat DiMarco: 1 reception, 0 yards


New England Patriots - 

Julian Edelman: 9 receptions, 104 yards 

James White: 10 receptions, 79 yards 

Chris Hogan: 2 receptions, 49 yards 

Rob Gronkowski: 3 receptions, 43 yards 

Josh Gordon: 4 receptions, 42 yards 

James Develin: 1 reception, 7 yards 


Defense - 

Buffalo Bills - 

Phillip Gaines: 10 tackles 

Tremaine Edmunds: 8 tackles, 1 tackle for loss 

Matt Milano: 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss 

Lorenzo Alexander: 6 tackles, 2 sacks 


New England Patriots - 

Kyle Von Noy: 8 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble 

Patrick Chung: 5 tackles, 1 fumble recovery 

Trey Flowers: 6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss 

Devin McCourty: 3 tackles, 1 INT, 1 TD


Team Stats - 

Total Yards: 

Bills: 333
Patriots: 387

Passing Yards: 

Bills: 287
Patriots: 311

Rushing Yards: 

Bills: 46
Patriots: 76

First Downs: 

Bills: 16
Patriots: 22

Penalties: 

Bills: 6 for 51 yards 
Patriots: 5 for 33 yards 

Time Of Possession: 

Bills: 28:10 
Patriots: 31:50

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