Patriots vs. Bills: Score, Stats & Highlights

The Bills defense hounded Andrew Luck in Week 1. Getty)

The Bills defense hounded Andrew Luck in Week 1. (Getty)

Final Score

New England Patriots 14-10-13-3 — 40
Buffalo Bills  7-6-0-19 — 32

The New England Patriots continued their recent dominance over the Buffalo Bills with a wild 40-32 win at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday.

Tom Brady threw for 466 yards in the win, continuing his dominating performance early in the season. He’s got seven touchdown passes and no interceptions in two games.

New England raced out to a 37-19 lead, but three fourth quarter touchdowns by the Bills gave Rex Ryan’s men hope. A Stephen Gostkowski field goal gave the Patriots a 40-32 lead with less than two minutes left, and sealed the game with an interception from Logan Ryan off a deflection with 1:08 left.

Check below for stats and highlights of the game:

Key Stats

Tom Brady (NE): 38-for-59, 466 yards, 3 TD
Rob Gronkowski (NE): 7 catches, 113 yards, 1 TD
Julian Edelman (NE): 11 catches, 97 yards
Dion Lewis (NE): 7 carries, 40 yards, 1 TD; 6 catches, 98 yards
Tyrod Taylor (BUF): 23-for-30, 242 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT; 5 carries, 43 yards, 1 TD
Sammy Watkins (BUF): 6 catches, 60 yards, 1 TD
Robert Woods (BUF): 3 catches, 60 yards, 1 TD
LeSean McCoy (BUF): 15 carries, 89 yards

Karlos Williams Capped a 10-Play Drive With a Touchdown Run for Buffalo

Bills rookie Karlos Williams scored on a 2-yard run to give the team a 7-0 lead. The opening drive took 10 plays, went 80 yards and took five minutes off the clock.

Julian Edelman Caught a Touchdown Pass for the Patriots

Julian Edelman broke a double team in the red zone to catch a touchdown pass from Brady to tie the game at 7-7 late in the first quarter.

Tyrod Taylor Struggled Early for Buffalo

It was a different story for Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor in Week 2 than it was in Week 1. He threw this interception to Malcolm Butler off a tipped pass as part of a 7-for-10, 38 yard start.

Rob Gronkowski Found the End Zone to Give the Patriots a 21-7 Lead

After a Dion Lewis touchdown made it 14-7 New England, Gronkowski joined the party with a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone from Brady. The Patriots grabbed a 21-7 lead early in the second quarter.

Charles Clay Caught a Touchdown Pass From Taylor to Draw the Bills to Within 21-13

Just when it appeared the Patriots would run the Bills right out of Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo came back and pulled to within one score. Taylor found Charles Clay for a 9-yard touchdown.

The extra point by Dan Carpenter was pushed to the right, however.

Stephen Gostkowski Kicked 4 Field Goals in the 2nd Half

The Patriots kicker was busy in the second half as the Bills defense stiffened when the Patriots got into their half of the field. One of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, Gostkowski went 4-for-4 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points in the win.

The Bills Scored 19 4th-Quarter Points

Trailing by multiple scores the Bills tried to rally. Taylor threw two touchdown passes — one to Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins — and ran for a third in the fourth quarter to pull Buffalo to within 37-32. The defense couldn’t get another stop until it was too late, though.

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Rob Gronkowski caught three touchdown passes in Week 1. Getty)

Rob Gronkowski caught three touchdown passes in Week 1. (Getty)

Bills running LeSean McCoy is listed as questionable for the huge showdown between the Patriots (1-0) and Bills (1-0). He was limited in practice on Friday, and coach Rex Ryan said that hes cautiously optimistic McCoy will be able to suit up.

Rookie running back Karlos Williams flashed last week against Indianapolis, and could see a bigger workload as the Bills look to keep the clock moving and the ball away from Tom Brady.

Brady has torched the Bills in his career. In 26 career starts, he’s 23-3, has passed for 58 touchdowns and 19 interceptions and thrown for 6,258 yards.

McCoy has only played against New England once in his career; he had 10 carries for 31 yards and a touchdown while in Philadelphia.

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