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Pats hang on, move to 11-0 vs. Bills at Gillette
ESPN.com Updated Nov 11, 2012
Tom Brady threw for two touchdowns, Devin McCourty ended Buffalo's hopes with an interception in the end zone, and the New England Patriots kept the surprisingly tough Bills winless at Gillette Stadium with a 37-31 victory on Sunday.Share Tweet
Bills offense super productive vs. PatsThe Bills outperformed the Patriots in just about every offensive category Sunday, but it wasn’t enough in a crushing six-point loss. Here’s the rundown. Total net yards — BUF — 481 — NE 347 Average gain per play — BUF — 6.8 — NE 5.1 ThirdShare Tweet
Turnovers again tell the taleAs well as Buffalo played for most of their game against the Patriots Sunday, the most critical stat line proved to be the turnovers. Buffalo had three and the Patriots had none. “You turn it over at the one and you turn it over on our half of the fieldShare TweetBills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had his helmet knocked clean off his head by Patriots LB Brandon Spikes on an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit that was flagged by officials in the fourth quarter. When Fitzpatrick got back up minus his helmet he went and confronte…Share TweetI won’t say a win is a win rather I’ll say an embarrassing win is a win. The Patriots barely get a win against a team they should have had no problem against. The offense had a chance to seal the victory and did not capitalize on that. The defense wasShare Tweet
T.J. takes blame for INT at endBills WR T.J. Graham took the blame for the interception that ended Buffalo’s chance at victory Sunday against the Patriots. “That was a rookie mistake,” said Graham. “I was supposed to cross his face in the front. It was a good pass. If I went acShare Tweet
Bill Belichick Cares Not For Your Lousy Officiating: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Nov 11, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from Bill Belichick emphatically challenging the officials to A.J. Green exploiting New York's defensive holes. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Share TweetThe Patriots held on to beat the Bills 37-31 on Sunday without left guard Logan Mankins, who limped off the field in the third quarter. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Mankins left the stadium in a walking boot on his left foot after the gam…Share TweetEven after a slew of questionable calls that seemed to be stacking the deck in favor of the Patriots, the Bills still had a chance to win the game late. And that chance evaporated when defensive back Devin McCourty intercepted a pass from Ryan Fitzpatri…Share TweetTwo of the most versatile offensive weapons in the National Football League will be inactive on Sunday. A bye week was not enough time for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's ankle to get back to 100 percent and he will not dress for Sunday…Share TweetHere are the Bills inactives for today’s game against the Patriots including DE Chris Kelsay. Kyle Moore is expected to start in his place with Shawne Merriman and Spencer Johnson. QB T. Jackson CB A. Williams S M. Silva LB K. Morrison OT T. Welch DE C.Share TweetNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was a man of influence in the NFL before the 2011 lockout, but his ability to broker peace between management and labor in that particular dispute set Kraft on a new level. Before he could do that, however, Kraft …Share Tweet
Mayne Event: Decision Day 2012ESPN.com Nov 11, 2012Kenny Mayne visited New England to follow the campaign between Zoltan Mesko and Deion Branch to decide the guy who selects the locker room music for the Patriots.Share TweetA Bills fan who signed up to receive five text messages a week from the team is suing them because they sent him six one week and seven in another one. The Dolphins opened up a roster spot by waiving the recently acquired CB Brandon McDonald. Patriots D…Share Tweet
Gronk will play on SundayFor the sixth straight game, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is listed as questionable with a hip injury. For the sixth straight game, Gronkowski will be playing. Per a league source, Gronk will be in the lineup on Sunday against the Bills. Though it…Share Tweet
Chat with us today during Patriots-BillsESPN.com Nov 11, 2012ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss, Mike Rodak and Field Yates will share their in-game analysis and observations and let you have your say as well in today's chat during the Patriots-Bills matchup at Gillette. Join us at kickoff (1 p.m.)!Share Tweet
Breaking Down Bills-PatriotsNov 11Mike Reiss recaps the Patriots' 37-31 win over the Bills.
Sunday Blitz: Bills-Patriots RecapNov 11Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Patriots' 37-31 win over the Bills.
New England Patriots postgame press conferenceNov 11Patriots react following game with Bills
Patriots Hold Off BillsNov 11Tom Brady threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Patriots over the Bills 37-31.