Buffalo Bills 24 vs 10 New England Patriots summary: stats, and highlights | NFL Week 13
The Buffalo Bills midseason losing skid seems ages away after rattling off three straight wins including their dominant display against the New England Patriots on Thursday Night. Josh Allen passed for 223 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills 24-10 victory from Gillette Stadium.
Bills ground and pound Pats
Since their two game losing skid in November, we had not seen Buffalo dominate a game like we grew accustomed to seeing at the beginning of the year. While the offense stats may now have been eye popping, the Bills had a firm grasp on the game from the very beginning thanks to a balanced mix of the pass and run game as the defense locked down the Patriots offense.
We are used to Allen throw for 300+ yards and the offense light up the scoreboard, but on Thursday the Bills controlled the clock and kept the Patriots defense on the field for nearly 40 minutes. Sean McDermott’s team ran 21 more plays than the Patriots did and while beating up a New England team that has an eye on a Wild Card spot.
The Bills scored a field goal on their opening drive to get the night going, but New England answered back with a spectacular play from the lightening quick Marcus Jones who broke a pass to the flat for 48 yards to give the Pats their first and only lead of the game.
Miller Place on IR, out at least four weeks
The joy was short lived, as Buffalo took command of the game by scoring touchdowns on their next two drives. Their first trip to the end zone came on the opening play of the second quarter when Stefon Diggs caught a perfectly placed 8 yard pass from Josh Allen in the corner of the end zone.
The next touchdown can be chalked up to the Bills quarterbacks’ brilliance. Scrambling right, and running out of room on the sideline, Allen waited until the last moment to release a pass to Gabe Davis in the back of the end zone to extend the lead to 14-3.
From there the Buffalo defense, who will be without Von Miller for at least the next three weeks, took over. The Patriots could barley move the ball against he Bills’ stingy defense who forced five punts in six possessions after allowing the early touchdown.
Buffalo chasing KC
Devin Singletary and the Bills run game was rewarded with a fourth quarter touchdown to seal the game on a night in which the Bills ran the ball 37 times for a total of 132 yards.
The 9-3 Bills are keeping pace with the rest of the top teams in the AFC, but still trail the 9-2 Kansas City Chiefs, and with the win tonight they take the momentary lead in the AFC East. The Patriots drop to 6-6 on the year after their second straight loss and are currently on the outside of the Wild Card picture.
The Bills ground game dominated all night and Singletary punched in the TD that put the nail in the Pats coffin in Gillette Stadium.
When the play breaks down, there are few better than Josh Allen improvising on the move and here he hits an impossible pass to Davis in the back of the end zone.
Diggs and Allen might have the best understanding of any QB/WR combo in the league, and it was on display on the first play of the second quarter.
The Pats got into the endzone first with this bit of brilliance from Marcus Jones, but the fun was short lived as New England was shut out until the final drive of the game when they scored a consolation field goal.
Buffalo take a knee and the Patriots don't even take a timeout.
IT'S ALL OVER FROM NEW ENGLAND!!! THE BILLS GET THAT CONVINCING WIN THAT THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR OVER THE LAST MONTH.
Davis makes the recovery on the onside kick, and that should do it.
NE have three timeouts, but the way the Bills have been running the ball that should't be a problem.
The Patriots bring the kicking unit out ad this time Folk puts it through the uprights.
It's only a matter of time now. NE will try for the on side kick, but they need more than a few miracles to get back into this game down 24-10 with under 2 minutes to go.
Jones scrambling again looking like Kyler Murray and finally lets fly to Parker in the endzone but that pass was broken up.
That brings us to the Two Minute Warning and the Pats have 4th and forever out of the break.
Jones is dropped in the backfield by Epensa for a 13 yard loss and the Pats will have 3rd and Goal from the BUF 21.
JOnes' pass to Henry on the left side is too high and falls incomplete.
2nd and Goal from the BUF 8.
Jones looking to Meyers over the middle and he got rocked in the end zone. Hamlin was flagged for a hit on the defenseless receiver and is ejected from the game.
1st and Goal from the 8 yard line.
Jones hits Smith for a short gain of 5 yards.
3rd and 15 from the BUF 16.
A holding penalty backs the Pats up to the BUF 21 and Jones coudln't find Parker in the end zone on first and long.
2nd and 20 from the BUF 21.
Jones goes over the middle to Throton for a gain of 12 yards on 4th down.
1st and 10 from the 11.
On 3rd and 6 Jones was presssured and escaped the rush but fell a yard short of the marker.
4th and 1 coming up from the BUF 23.
Jones looking back to Stevenson but this time the pass falls incomplete.
Jones finds Stevenson for a gain of 4 yards on first down.
2nd and 6 from the BUF 28.
Parker makes the catch on the comeback route on the left side for a gain of 9 yards.
1st and 10 form the BUF 32.
Jones scrambling from sideline to sideline and Bourne dropped the pass.
2nd and 10 form the BUF 49.
Stevenson gets the pass out of the backfield and picks up the first down with an 8 yard catch and run.
1st and 10 from the BUF 49.
Jones going deep down the sideline looking for Thorton but that pass was overthrown.
3rd and 7 coming up.
Jones to Stevenson out of the backfield and he snags it with one hand but picks up only 3.
2nd and 7 from the NE 44.
New England start their drive form their 22 yard line and Jones finds Thorton for 19 yards on first down.
1st and 10 from the NE 41.
Cook gets the pass out of the backfield but he is cut down for no gain and the Bills will punt on 4th and 3.
The Pats break through the line and drop Singletary for a rare loss of yardage.
3rd and 3 from the BUF 38.
Singletary cuts outside to the left and getes 9 yards.
2nd and 1 from the BUF 40.
Quick slant from Diggs on third and short for a gain on 10 yards.
1st and 10 from the BUF 31.
Singletary gets 3 yards up the middle to bring up 3rd and short.
3rd and 1 from the BUF 21.
The Bills start their drive from the 12 yard line with just over 12 minutes to go in the fourth quarter.
Singletary gets the rush on first down and picks up 6 yards.
Jones looks short to Meyers but that comes up well short of the first down and the boos start raining down in Foxborough.
4th and 8 from the NE 46.
The Pats try a screen pass to Stevenson but the Bills saw it coming and drop him for a loss of 5.
3rd and 15 coming up from the NE 38.
Jones on the play action and his pass to Meyers was over shot.
2nd and 10 from the NE 43.
Jones finds Bourne on the comeback route on a gain of 15 to start the drive.
1st and 10 from the NE 43.
Jones takes the return out looking to ignite the Pats and he gets out to the NE 30 yard line.
The Bills have dominated the Pats on the ground and Singletary finally gets the run game a TD tonight.
Singletary up the middle and polishes off a nine minute drive with a one yard touchdown to put the Bills in command early in the fourth quarter!
BUF leads 24-7 with 14:31 to go in the game.
Allen on the scramble to start the fourth quarter and and he picks up 7 on the run to the left sideline before getting knocked out of bounds.
3rd and Goal from the 1 yard line.
Singletary on the run to the left side and gets a yard and that will be the last play of the 3rd quarter.
Buffalo is knocking on the door to start the fourth quarter.
First down Buffalo as Allen finds Diggs on the slant to the right side.
1st and Goal from the NE 9.
Singletary gets it out of the shotgun and gets 3 yards.
3rd and 4 from the NE 18.
Cook with the carry out the shotgun and he gets 3 yards.
2nd and 4 from the NE 19.
Allen moves the chains on a four yard carry over the middle and Buffalo will have 1st and 10 from the NE 24.
Allen hits Cook over the middle out of the backfield for an 8 yard gain on first down.
2nd and 2 from the NE 28.
Allen hits on the pass to the left to Diggs on the hitch route and he turns up the sideline for 19 yards.
1st and 10 from the NE 36.
Cook gets a yard on the first down run up the middle.
2nd and 9 from the BUF 45.
What a snag form Diggs to keep the drive alive with a deep out route and the coverage was great, in fact a defensive hold was called, but he still made the catch.
1st and 10 from the BUF 44.
Cook gets the handoff out of the shotgun and is cut down after a gain of three.
3rd and 4 from the 25 coming up.
Allen with a short pass to Cook out of the backfield and that goes for three yards.
2nd and 7 from the BUF 22.
Allen over the middle for Davis to move the chains on a 7 yard pass over the middle.
1st and 10 from the BUF 19.
The Bills take over from their 6 yard line and Singletary gets the handoff and picks up 6 on 1st down.
2nd and 4 fro the BUF 12.
Jones hit Meyers on a crossing route but he comes up well short of the marker and the Pats will punt.
4th and 9 from the BUF 44.
Jones was searching for Henry on the left side, but Poyer stepped in and almost made the interception. He made the catch, but after review he was ruled noto have come down with control of the ball.
3rd and 14 coming up from the BUF 49.
Stevenson is dropped in the backfield as the Bills get into the backfield for the first time this half.
2nd and 14 from the BUF 49.
Stevenson dragging the pile and picking up 11 yards on an incredible show of strength.
1st and 10 from the BUF 45.
Stevenson on the run up the middle on first down and he gets six yards, and a defensive holding penalty will move the Pats up to the NE 44 with a 1st and 10.
Stevenson gets the handoff to the right side and he breaks a couple tackles and gets 7 yards.
1st and 10 from the NE 33.
Jones starts the drive from the 20 and hits Agholor for a pick up 6 yards.
2nd and 4 from the 24.
Allen had Diggs on the deep comeback route but Diggs couldn't make the catch.
4th and 11 from the NE 42.
Allen scrambling left and gets 7 yards on the run before running out of bounds.
3rd and 11 fro the NE 42.
Davis called for an illegal block in the back after Cook's 7 yard run.
BUF is backed up the the NE 49 with 2nd and 18
Allen searching for Singeltary out of the backfield but that pass was low and falls incomplete.
2nd and 10 from the NE 41.
Bills go hurry up and Allen finds McKenzine agains this time for a 17 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the NE 41.
Allen finds McKenzie on the right side, and he spins away from a defender and picks up 13 yards for a first down.
1st and 10 from the BUF 42.
Singletary gets the first handoff of the second half, and picks up 4 yards.
2nd and 6 from the BUF 29.
WE ARE BACK UNDER WAY FRO NEW ENGLAND!!!
The Bills wil start the second half with the ball at the 25 yard line.
Jones shot out of a cannon for the opening TD of the game taking it 48 yards to the house on this quick pass to the flat.
Allen's completion percentage wasn't great, going 12-21 for 118 yards a 2 TDs while Cook has 50 yards on 8 carries.
The Bills have dominated time of possession, and have run 41 plays to the Pats 24 plays.
The Patriots got into the endzone first, but after that thier offense shut down so much so that the fans started to boo the Pats throughout the second quarter.
They have 133 yards of total offense, and Jones has 98 yards through the air with one TD while Stevenson lead NE on the ground with 8 carries and 34 yards.
The Bills take one shot downfield which was incomplete and Buffalo will take a knee up 17-7 at the end of the first half.
Folk comes up short on the 48 yard field goal as it clanked off the cross bar!!!
You don't see many kicks miss short from under 50 yards, and the wind is not too bad in New England.
BUF take over from their 38 yard line with 10 seconds left.
Jones has to throw it away after the pressure came from behind and the boo birds start to sound at Gillette Stadium.
NE will have to settle for a field goal.
Jones looking left for Henry out of the backfield for a 4 yard gain.
3rd and 6 from the BUF 29.
Jones connected with Parker on the left sideline, but he was pushed out before getting his second foot down.
2nd and 10 form the BUF 33.
Jones picks up the first down on a QB sneak, but the Pats will have to use their last time out with 32 seconds on the clock.
1st and 10 from the BUF 33.
Evans is stopped at the line of scrimmage on a run play. Strange play there the Pats who have to use their second timeout with 34 on the clock.
3rd and 1 coming up from the BUF 35.
Stevenson breaks a big run for 14 yards and then Jones hit Meyers for 9 yards.
2nd and 1 from the BUF 35.
Huge play from the Pats defense right in time! Uche came from behind and stripped Allen and Judon was there to recover the fumble!
NE take over at their 42 with 1:20 to go in the half.
Allen over the middle hitting Shakir for a 10 yard slant and NE takes a timeout with 1:31 on the clock.
3rd and 10 from the NE 41 coming up.
Allen found Diggs for in the endzone.... BUT that play is coming back after a holding penalty on Sweeney.
Take the points off the board and back the Bills up to 2nd and 20 from the BUF 49.
Allen saw the pressure coming and got rid of it looking for Hines but the pass falls incomplete.
2nd and 10 fro the NE 41.
Allen drops back and finds Diggs on the left sideline for an 8 yard pitch and catch.
1st and 10 from the NE 41.
Allen over the middle to Cook for a 6 yard pass play on first down and that takes us to the Two Minute Warning from New England.
2nd 4 from the BUF 49.
Jones looks left for Meyers and that pass was broken up by Johnson, but after the replay it looked like the contact came well before the ball got there.
4th and 7 coming up after another three and out from the Pats.
Jones looking for Marcus Jones in the flat and that time he is cut down after a gain of 3.
3rd and 7 from the NE 18.
NE start their drive from the 15 yard line with 2:55 left in the half.
Jones looked for Stevenson out of the backfield but the pass was chopped down by Rosseau.
2nd and 10 from the NE 15.
Allen throws up a desperation heave to Diggs deep down the field and the Bills go three and out.
For the first time in three games, the Bills will punt to the Pats.
Allen on the keeper and he gets back to the line of scrimmage but nothing more.
3rd and 10 from the BUF 29.
The Bills take over from their 29 yard line with 4:04 on the clock and Allen was almost picked off by Dugger on first down looking for Davis on the right sideline.
2nd and 10 from the BUF 29.
The Pats go three and out after Jones can't connect with Henry on the left sideline.
4th and 10 and the Bills will get the ball back in the blink of an eye. The Pats defense has been on the field for a long time, they have run 31 plays to New England's 15.
Stevenson gets the carry and is stopped for no gain.
3rd and 10 coming up.
Jones finds Smith but the first down pass goes for no gain.
2nd and 10 from the 24.
Allen rolling right and looked like he was dead to rights, but he stayed in bounds and threw across his body to find Davis in the back of the end zone.
What a play by Allen to stretch the lead to 17-7 with 5:27 to go in the half.
Allen looking for Davis in the same spot he hit Diggs for the TD, but Davis coudln't make the catch as he stretched out of bounds.
3rd and Goa from the 8.
Hines dropped for no gain on 1st and Goal.
2nd and Goal from the NE 8.
Short out route to the right side and Allen hits McKenzie for 4 yards and a first down.
1st and Goal form the NE 8.
Cook gets it again and picks up a yard.
3rd and 3 from the NE 12 coming up.
Cooke with a burst up the middle for 6 yards.
2nd and 4 from the NE 13.
Singletary gets two yards on the handoff and not much more. He did just enough to keep the drive alive.
1st and 10 from the NE 19.
Cook gets the handoff out of the shotgun and Cook picks up 6 yard to bring up 3rd and 2 from the NE 22.
WR screen to McKenzie in the right flat and the Pats closed that down quickly.
2nd and 8 after the two yard gain.
On 3rd and 3 Allen hits McKenzie who had to slide to make the catch as Allen was backing up out of pressure and that moves the chains.
1st and 10 from the NE 30.
Singletary up the middle for a gain of 4 yards on first down.
2nd and 6 from the NE 41.
Singletary cuts outside and picks up a 1st down on a 11 yard gain to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the NE 45.
Allen going deep down the rigth sideline for Davis and it looked like Davis never found it in the light of Gillette Stadium.
He was open but the Bills have 2nd and 10 form the 44.
The Bills lead 10-7 and get the ball back with great field position.
1st and 10 from the BUF 44 coming up.
Stevenson almost picks up the 3rd and impossible, after a 17 yard gain but he is stopped a yard short of the marker and the Pats will punt on 4th and 1 from the NE 17.
Jones was lucky not to get called for the saftey, but he let the pass go on the one yard line and the refs flagged him for an intentional grounding.
3rd and 18 from the NE 1.
After a holding call on the return the Pats start their drive on their 9 yard line.
Harris gets dropped in the backfield for a 1 yard loss, 2nd and 11 from the NE 8.
Diggs looked like he was getting frustrated at the end of the first quarter for not getting the ball, so Allen hit him on the first play of the second quarter.
On the first play of the second quarter, Allen puts it on the money after Diggs runs an out route to the left side!
Bills lead 10-7 early in the second quarter.
New England blows the 1st and Goal play up and drops Hines for a three yard loss. That will bring the first quarter to a end with the Bills driving.
2nd and Goal from the NE 8.
Allen keeps it on the RPO, and he leaps over the pile for an 8 yard gain and a first down.
1st and Goal from the NE 5.
Cook gets the handoff up the middle for a two yard gain.
2nd and 8 from the NE 13.
Cook breaks it up the middle for a gain of 28 yards on first down and the Bills are deep in NE terriory after the PI flag.
1st and 10 from the NE 15.
Allen rolling right, and searching downfield for Davis, and Jones is flagged for pass interference.
1st and 10 from the NE 43.
Cook gets the handoff, but he picks up just a yard.
3rd and 9 from the BUF 35.
Allen looking for Knox on 1st down, but Knox couldn't make the catch. Allen got crused after getting rid of the ball but no flag flew.
2nd and 10 from the BUF 34.
Allen with time in the backfield, and he hits Cook out of the backfield over the middle and he turns for a 14 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the BUF 34.
BUF get the ball at the 18 yard line after a short return.
Cook gets the opening handoff and picks up 2 yards.
2nd and 8 from the BUF 20.
Jones won the game against the Jets with his punt return TD late in the game, and tonight he makes magic happen in the passing game.
Jones hit Jones in the flat and let his dynamic kick returner work his magic and take it 48 yards to the house!!!
Pats lead 7-3 ten minutes into the first quarter.
Stevenson got the pass out of the backfield and Stevenson had it pop out, but Agholor recovered it.
2nd and 5 fro the BUF 48.
Jones on the run! That's not his game but he picked up 5 yards although a flag flew and a holding call will back the Pats up.
1st and 20 from the NE 37.
Play action from Jones and he finds Agholor over the middle for another first down!
1st and 10 from the NE 47.
Stevenson gets the stretch handoff on the right side and he picks up 2 yards to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the NE 36.
Jones looks to the right side for Henry on first down and that goes for 9 yards.
2nd and 1 from the NE 34.
Jones takes a knee in the endzone and the Pats start their second drive at the 25.
After a false start backed the Bills up to 3rd and 20, Allen found Cook over the middle for a gain of 8 yards, but that is well short of the marker.
4th and long from the 30 and the Bills will settle for a FG.
Allen was under pressure and Uche got to the QB, who fell back to the line of scrimmage.
3rd and 15 from the NE 33.
Singletary gets the run on the left side and picks up about five yards.
2nd and 15 from the NE 33.
A pass interference call nullifies Allens short pass to Diggs and brings the Bills back to the NE 38.
1st and 20 for BUF.
Allen looked like he was going to run it but at the last second he tossed a little pitch pass to Hines on the sideline for a gain of 21 yards!
1st and 10 from the ND 28.
Davis on the short stop route, but the pass came in low and hit the dirt before the WR could make the catch.
3rd and 11 from the NE 49.
Singletary up the middle but he is dropped for a loss of a yard.
2nd and 11 from the NE 49.
Allen off the play fake and finds Diggs down the field for a gain of 19 yards and the Bills are in NE territory.
1st and 10 from the NE 48.
The Bills start their first series from their 33 and Allen looks for Singletary in the flat, but the RB dropped it coming out of the backfield.
2nd and 10 from the BUF 33.
Stevenson fumbled the quick handoff on 3rd and inches and that was an opportunity lost for New England, something you can't afford to do against this Bills team.
4th and inches and the Pats will punt.
Jones out of the shotgun again but this time he goes to the air and he finds Parker on the slant for a seven yard gain.
3rd and 1 from the 30.
Stevenson gets the opening handoff out of the shotgun and picks up a short gain of two.
2nd and 8 from the NE 22.
WE ARE UNDERWAY FROM NEW ENGLAND!!!
The Patriots will get the ball first after the Bills win the toss and differ.
Jones take the kickoff to the 20 and that's where Mac Jones and the offense will take over.
According to Bet365.com the Bills are 4 points favorites on the road with the Over/Under set at 43.5.
I like the Bills tonight. They haven't had a complete game in over a month, and I think they use the bright lights of primetime to shine tonight in New England.
Back to back Thursday games
Usually when a team plays a Thursday game it means they get a mini bye as it's been refered to in the NFL. The week and a half between games usually comes as a blessing to many teams, but that won't be the case tonight. Both of these teams played on Thanksgiving and will lace them up again on Thursday Night Football.
Allen back to his best?
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It's been a tale of two seasons for Josh Allen and the Bills who looked invincible for the first half of the season, but the Bills hit a mini slump and Allen was one of the main targets of the finger pointing. He threw four interceptions in the two losses and coughed up a fumble that lost the Bills the game against Minnesota. He is still capable of producing magic on a weekly basis, but Allen is tied for the lead for most interceptions with 11 picks this season.
Toughest division in football?
The AFC East was dominated by the Patriots for about two decades, but since Tom Brady left New England the Bills have take over as the powerhouses in the division. Not many people around the league expected the AFC East as tight as it is this season, but it is proving to be up there with the NFC East as the toughest division in football.
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Bills in the building
The Bills know Gillette Stadium all to well. Josh Allen and company come into town having kicked a mid season slump that drew plenty of criticism and doubters. They have won their last couple games, but the wins haven’t been convincing. Tonight they can send a message to all of the people who are still throwing shade at the Bills
The boys are back in town
The last time the the Patriots played at Gillette Stadium, the offense failed to score a touchdown but Marcus Jones had a game winning punt return for a touchdown with 5 seconds to go to win it for New England. Tonight they will need to show up on the offensive end to have any chance of taking down the Bills on Thursday Night Football.
Pats last week
New England had their own winning streak they carried into Thanksgiving. Mac Jones led the Pats to a three straight wins over the Jets, twice and the Colts in between. They went into Minnesota and went blow for blow with the Vikings for three quarters, Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson put on a holiday special and the Vikes pulled away in the final quarter thanks to a an Adam Theilen 15 yard TD catch early in the fourth quarter and then the defense did the rest of the work.
Bills last week
The Bills went into Detroit for a Thanksgiving Day game on the national stage and came out of Ford Field with a win over the Lions. Detroit was riding a three game win streak coming into the holiday and they didn’t make it easy on Buffalo last Thursday. The Bills gave up a last minute field goal to the Lions which tied the game with 23 second left. Everyone knows that’s way too much time to give the Bills, and Buffalo marched down with on a deep shot from Allen to Stefon Diggs on the fist play of the drive to set up a 45 yard game winning field goal that Tyler Bass drilled as time expired.
We are live from New England
Hello everyone and welcome to New England where the the Patriots will play host to the Buffalo Bills in one of the games on the week. The Bills came into the season as one of the preseason favorites to win the Super Bowl, but a mid season stumble has proved this team bleeds if you hit them hard enough. The New England Patriots are coming off a season in which they went to the playoffs with a rookie quarterback and now are looking to get even deeper into the post season, but they will have to get there first. They can take a big leap tonight with a win at home against Josh Allen and the Bills.
Bills vs. Patriots
We have a pivotal AFC East showdown to kickoff Week 13 of the NFL regular season. The Buffalo Bills head to the house of the heated rival the New England Patriots for a primetime battle that has heavy playoff implications. AS English will be with you all night providing live stats, scores, highlights and analysis from tonight’s Thursday Night throw down from Foxborough.