It was the homecoming from hell [1:36 PM]
Quincy Patriot Ledger reports: '‘‘I thought the first-down play (a run by Travis Henry) was a big play because Ted Johnson stopped him for a 1-yard loss,'' Belichick said. ‘‘After a play like that, especially with a team on the road, you kind of anticipate they will throw on second down. Willie McGinest did a good job of forcing Bledsoe back off the line of scrimmage. It was a good play by Tebucky Jones, a lot better than the one he dropped later on.'''
Patriots stage a pick-and-strip show vs. Bills [1:35 PM]
Quincy Patriot Ledger reports: 'Yes, the Bills got their yards - 390 of them to be exact, compared to 275 for the Pats, but while Buffalo defenders were whiffing on open-field tackles and failing to make big plays, their Patriots counterparts were picking (off) and stripping (free).'
Bledsoe still throwing the ball to Patriots [1:34 PM]
Lowell Sun reports: '...with a vivid reminder of why Bill Belichick dumped their dear old reckless Drew.'
Patriots defense has sprung to life [1:33 PM]
Lowell Sun reports: 'Bledsoe has now thrown for more than 300 yards twice against his old team and it has resulted in three TD passes, five interceptions and two losses.'
Bills at Patriots (Video Highlights) [12:08 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Watch video hightlights of Sunday's game. Also, check out NFL highlights.
Game Notebook at New England Patriots [12:07 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Moulds and Price are one of 69 teammate duos in NFL history to each post 1,000-yard receiving seasons in the same year and are poised to become just the 10th tandem from the same team with 1,200-yard campaigns. Both are also in reach of 100-catch seasons and would be just the third duo from the same team to do so: Detroit’s Herman Moore (123) and Brett Perriman (108) did it in 1995 and Denver’s Ed McCaffrey (101) and Rod Smith (100) did it in 2000.
Buffalo Bills Kids Club: Birthday Wishes [12:06 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills would like to wish a Happy Birthday to the following Buffalo Bills Kids Club members: Ryan Teloh (12/9), Michael McDonald Jr. (12/9), Kyle Pszczultkoski (12/10), Sean Nowak (12/10), Erin Ziegler (12/11), Mickey Wilton (12/11), Brianna Wasik (12/11), James Calderone (12/12), Bryan Gerrity (12/12), Nicholas Lambert (12/13), Tia Limbeck (12/13), John Sadowski (12/14), Michael Richards (12/15).
Buffalo Bills Geography: Lesson #13 [12:05 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: With new activities, player features, and trivia each week, Buffalo Bills Geography is a fun way to learn about bodies of water, latitude and longitude, and much more. It's also a great way to find out interesting facts about your favorite Bills players. To participate in more fun activities, and for interesting facts about this week's featured Bill, look for Buffalo Bills Geography every Monday in The Buffalo News.
Heating up nicely [10:28 AM]
Portland Press Herald reports: 'The Pats won despite an average day by Brady, who was 15 for 27 for 183 yards and the two scores. It was the first time the Patriots had won a game in which he didn't throw for at least 200 yards. They had been 0-3.'
Few wanted it quite like this [10:27 AM]
Portland Press Herald reports: 'Peerless Price's fumble early in the fourth quarter may have been the turnover that hurt the Bills more, but this game will be stamped with the images of four Bledsoe interceptions.'
Sights and sounds are very familiar [10:26 AM]
Portland Press Herald reports: '"We put that team behind us," said Law, after New England's second decisive victory over Buffalo this season. "But eight wins ain't going to get you anything in this league. We still have to keep it going and take it one game at a time."'
Drew's return shaky [10:25 AM]
Nashua Telegraph reports: 'To put it mildly, Bledsoe had a bad day, throwing four interceptions while being sacked twice while under constant pressure.'
A nightmare from the start [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'He didn't put the Bills in a hole, but he helped dig it very deep.'
Deja vu [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Their plan against us defensively is to force us to march it down the field without making mistakes, and that will continue to be their plan until we prove we can do that," said Bledsoe, who threw for 328 yards but had four killer interceptions. "Most teams when they play us will do everything to take away the big play."'
Thank goodness there's no Bledsoe Bowl III [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'For the second time in five weeks, the Pats made it clear why Belichick chose Tom Brady over Bledsoe as his quarterback and why he dared trade him in the division. He did it because he knew how to stop him. Why not slide him over to an AFC East foe if it meant two easy wins on the schedule?'
Turnovers prove to be killer stat [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'All things considered, the Bills are lucky the margin of defeat wasn't larger.'
Monday Billboard [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills will try to get back to .500 when they host the San Diego Chargers at 1 p.m. Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium. Don't they have a diminutive backup quarterback who used to play in Buffalo?'
Picked apart again [5:40 AM]
D and C reports: 'When the defense needed to turn back New England’s early surge, it did what it has done this entire year -- it failed.'
Bledsoe no homecoming king [5:39 AM]
D and C reports: 'In a game the Bills absolutely had to win to keep their playoff chances from fading to black, they turned in a clunker against the defending Super Bowl champs, who are starting to rev it up again.'
Bills need plenty of help on defensive line [5:38 AM]
D and C reports: 'Pats TE Christian Fauria on the victory: ’’It shouldn’t have been as close as it was. It looked closer than it really was.’’'
Week 14 Buffalo Bills report card [5:37 AM]
D and C reports: 'QUARTERBACK: When it comes to New England homecomings, Drew Bledsoe proved he’s no Doug Flutie. Struggled with his reads, throwing four interceptions, two that helped dig an early 20-0 hole. Throw to the end zone that was intercepted was a terrible piece of decision making. Was outscored 65-24 by his former Patriots backup Tom Brady this season. F'
Bills picked apart [5:36 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'To make it that much worse, each of Bledsoe's four interceptions were uncharacteristically poor throws by a player that has helped revive a struggling franchise.'
Pats have seen it before [5:35 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '"I've gone against that guy a long time in practice," Jones said following an easy 27-17 win. "He knows us, we know him. Today we had a little edge. Wherever he turned, that's where we went."'
Easy pickings [5:34 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'Four horrible interceptions by former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, one fumble by Peerless Price, and all the Patriots had to do yesterday was make sure they took advantage in a 27-17 win over the Bills that Bledsoe handed them on a silver platter.'
Efficiency expert Brady wins showdown [5:33 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'Bledsoe, meanwhile, struggled against the Patriots this year. He threw for 630 yards and three touchdowns in the two losses, but was intercepted five times and sacked on six occasions.'
Win hits the spot for defense [5:32 AM]
Boston Globe reports: '''It's not the quarterback that we are up against,'' cornerback Terrell Buckley said. ''It's the one-on-one matchup with the receiver. It boils down to you and the receiver and you have got to have a feel for the other team's offensive scheme and what they are trying to do. They are tough to cover because their offense is based on where you are, and they run to the opposite spot.'''
For Bills, it hasn't been a total loss [5:31 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'What bothers the Bills the most is that they believe they are a better team than last season, yet they may have little to show for it at this season's end.'
Full scope of Seymour's play on display [5:30 AM]
Boston Globe reports: '''I wish I had gotten into the end zone,'' said Seymour, who had the job done for him by Donald Hayes two plays later. ''It seemed like the ball was in the air forever. When it came down, I felt them on my back. I think I gave a nice stiff-arm [not really, he just barreled over little Travis Henry], then some guys [Ruben Brown, Mike Williams] fell on my back.'''
It's hard keeping up with Jones [5:29 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'With old friend Drew Bledsoe standing under center only 3 feet from a touchdown, Jones made his first pick of the season when tight end Dave Moore came into his field of vision. Up front, Willie McGinest put the heat on Bledsoe, and just as Bledsoe's left shoulder turned his way, Jones figured the ball was coming to him.'
Weak comeback from Bills QB [5:28 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'It was, in a word, dreadful.'
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