Wk5 Bills (6) at Patriots (30)

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  1. coachgaddy

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    Wk5 Bills (6) at Patriots (30)

    Moss two touchdowns help Patriots tighten grip on AFC East.


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    Around this time last year the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots were battling for the AFC East crown. Now the same two teams are headed in opposite directions, the Patriots (3-1) leading the AFC East and the Buffalo Bills (1-3) on a 3 game losing skid in 3rd place in the AFC East. The Patriots who made some offseason moves to get better on offense and get younger on defense while Buffalo stayed neutral in the offseason not making too many moves and returning the same roster.

    The Patriots defense would be all over the Bills early which continued for 4 quarters they would also tighten up even more when the Bills look to be threating in scoring range by holding them to 2 field goals and no touchdowns. The Bills could not get anything going on the ground compared to the first couple of weeks in the season as Lynch was held to 12 carries for 22 yards. Edwards was no better in the air going 12-31 for 122 with an interception. Brady who pretty much had a quiet day going 9-19 for 110 but added 2 touchdown passes both to his favorite target Randy Moss. Gore continued his solid play from the Steelers game busting out some big runs and providing just enough balance for the Patriots offense finishing with 94 yards rushing and a score. Although the Patriots started out fast jumping out to a 10-0 lead on the Bills the pair of fields goals by the Bills in the second quarter brought them within reach of the Patriots. The backbreaker came when Brady found Moss from 27 yards out as he caught the pass over McKelvin while maintaining his balance to stay in bounds for a score. Another field goal by the Patriots at the close of the half and they were up 20-6.

    As the Bills tried to get some sort of drive going in the 3rd, MLB Woodyard would come free unblocked to sack Edwards while knocking the ball loose that was recovered by Mayo to set the Patriots again in scoring position. Three plays later and Brady would find Moss again in the corner from 12 yards out between two Bills defenders for another score 27-6. With the lead intact Coach Gaddy would unleash the youthful secondary as they would battle the Bills receiver in tight man coverage keeping Edwards off balance as he tried to wait for his receivers to get open. A Bironas field goal late in the 4th would complete the scoring for the day as Darius Butler would get his league leading seventh pick on the season on a pass intended for Terrell Owens to seal the win.

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    This indeed was not the same Buffalo team from last year and they need to make some moves before the trade deadline to make a strong push for the playoffs. Looking over the teams in the AFC, Buffalo could be in danger of missing the playoffs if they cannot get this going in the right direction. A trip to Oakland is scheduled for them next week which will not be a easy task, while as for the Patriots they will continue the home cooking as they host the winless Jets.


    GG Bluebean lets get this Bills team moving forward.
     

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