Patriots improve to 10-0, beat Bills 20-13 [1:33 AM]
AP reports: 'The game was filled with mistakes, penalties, injuries and turnovers — including two fumbles on a single punt, a rare missed field goal by New England's Stephen Gostkowski and an inadvertent whistle that led to one of many lengthy conferences among the officials.'
Bills waste chances, lose 20-13 to Patriots [1:32 AM]
AP reports: '"When we needed plays, we didn't make them," McCoy said after the Bills' 20-13 loss on Monday night. "Against that team, you don't get that many opportunities."'
Bills WR Easley leaves game for concussion test [1:31 AM]
AP reports: 'Buffalo Bills receiver Marcus Easley has left Monday night's game against the New England Patriots with a head injury.'
Patriots stay unbeaten, but injuries continue [1:30 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"It's very frustrating, just thinking we had chances to win," he said, adding, "but we'll get better."'
3 things we learned about the Bills [1:29 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Tyrod Taylor has guts. The kid had trouble throwing the long ball and even some short ones on Monday night. But he ran for his life under pressure and made some nifty plays out of nothing. He threw for 233 yards and was sacked twice. He needs more experience, but he can make some plays.'
Bills QB Tyrod Taylor injured in loss to Patriots, questionable for Sunday [1:28 AM]
ESPN reports: 'Taylor remained in the game but was seen frequently grabbing the inside of his shoulder pad. The team did not make Taylor available to reporters after the game.'
Ref's inadvertent whistle latest Monday Night Football controversy [1:27 AM]
ESPN reports: 'Steratore also ruled that a member of the Bills' sideline interfered with an official -- possibly coach Rex Ryan, who walked in front of Arthur -- and added 15 yards to the play for unsportsmanlike conduct.'
Patriots suffer more injuries, stay perfect [1:26 AM]
CBS Sports reports: 'The Bills (5-5) played a very nice defensive game and put a ton of pressure on Brady, routinely hitting the Pats quarterback with big shots in the backfield (Jerry Hughes rocked him once like crazy). Brady hung in there and made as many plays as he could, but the Pats were stymied offensively for a large portion of the game. Still, there were chances for the Bills to steal this.'
Patriots Beat Bills 20-13 [1:24 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The loss was costly -- Tyrod Taylor, Sammy Watkins, Charles Clay, John Miller, Marcell Dareus, Mario Williams, and Baccari Rambo were all nicked up or left the game at various points. Although Taylor was able to finish the game, he was clearly in pain, holding his right shoulder/collarbone area. Rex Ryan wasn't able to offer an update on Taylor, saying only he hopes the quarterback is ready for next week's key game at 5-5 Kansas City.'
Bills fall to the undefeated Patriots 20-13 [1:23 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'Mistakes proved to be the knife to Buffalo’s back. Several miscommunicated passes stalled out Buffalo drives and a pair of plays with blown coverage by Buffalo’s secondary would allow Patriots to score twice.'
Bills Lose Tough One In New England 20-13 [1:22 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Rex Ryan said he had a plan against Brady. Gilmore said they had a plan for Gronkowski. Both were right as they hit Brady early and often while keeping Gronk at bay but as usual the Patriots found a way to win a game at the Razor. The Bills fought hard and had perhaps their best defensive effort of the season but the offense let them down in a big way. The Bills can't wallow with this one, they need to take solace that they gave New England everything they had and use it to gain confidence for what's ahead. Two huge games against teams they are battling with for a playoff spot. If they can win the next two, this loss will be forgotten quickly.'
Solid Defensive Effort Against Brady Wasted [1:21 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Rex Ryan had a great gameplan for staying in this game but his decision to punt on 4th and 2 from their 47 with just over 10 minutes to go down by 10. How do you beat New England by doing that?'
Patriots outlast Bills 20-13 [1:20 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Buffalo knew they needed a near perfect performance against the Patriots in New England to get a valuable AFC conference and division win, but the Bills couldn’t execute consistently in the passing game and had two miscues on special teams. It was enough to help give New England a 20-13 victory over Buffalo.'
Bills’ defense ready for a chess match against Brady & Co. [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“That’s the biggest thing we need to show – that we’re calm,” Brown said. “We were looking spastic at times running out there and leaving guys wide open. At the goal line, letting them go free. There was stuff we can’t allow to happen. We understand what we have to do. We just have to go out and do it.”'
Brady’s a master at extending his prime [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“And he’s in phenomenal shape. This might be as good a shape as he’s been in. Maybe when you get up in age, you have to be in great shape. But he’s moving well and his accuracy is like crazy.”'
Improved Bills defense won’t be enough second time around [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Patriots 30, Bills 16.'
What to watch Monday night: Bills or Sabres? [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“For me, I’m a Bills fan first and foremost, so it’s not much of a debate,” said Matt Sabuda, who spearheaded a fan alliance to keep the Bills in Buffalo and now does a weekly Bills analysis on WBFO-FM. “I think in this town, the Bills are king.”'
Bills looking for Monday night magic [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'For a team that was embarrassed by a Week 2 performance that was not only Shrek-level ugly, but mortifyingly record-breaking in its defensive ineptitude, there really shouldn't be much for the Bills to feel good about when it comes to playing the Patriots. New England has dominated Buffalo for the better part of 15 years the way no NFL team has ever dominated another, the beat downs more commonplace than right wing cracks about Obamacare.'
Can the Bills avoid getting Gronked again? [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Patriots 31, Bills 17.'
Bills will try to hand Pats their first defeat [1:53 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'And finally with Buffalo, again, like the Jets, made some sexy moves in the offseason, but I’m sorry. Tyrod Taylor does not scare the Patriots off the top of the ladder.'
Embattled Tom Brady flipping off everyone [1:52 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'The only thing that matters to Tom Brady is winning. Winning everything. All 16 regulation games plus those in the postseason. Another Super Bowl. And, in the process, shutting up all those critics in the football world who actually think the amount of air in a football could be more of a difference-maker than his God-given talent and fierce competitiveness.'
Pats need to contain Buffalo QB Taylor [1:51 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '“He’s gashed a lot of teams,” defensive end Chandler Jones said. “I mean, you see him running the ball for a touchdown or big chunk plays, 20-yard gains, and you see him throwing the ball deep. Everyone just has to be sound for the most part, all 11 guys on the field. If they can be in their spots, then we’ll be fine.”''
Rex vexed by unbeaten Patriots [1:39 AM]
AP reports: '"Everybody is chasing the Patriots," he said. "I mean, right now they are undefeated; they are playing great. They've pretty much been playing lights out the last 10 years. ... Obviously, you get tired of it. It is about time for us to go ahead and get some victories."'
McKelvin recalls fumble in Bills' last Monday night meltdown [1:38 AM]
AP reports: '"I still feel the same how I felt then. I won't take nothing back from it," McKelvin said, recalling Buffalo's 2009 season-opening 25-24 loss. "The only thing I can say is what I said then, just hold on to the ball. No matter how many yards I get, just get down."'
Bills-Pats primer [1:37 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Again not counting that 2014 finale, Brady is 24-2 in his career as the Bills chief tormentor. New England has averaged 31 points in those 26 games and Brady has thrown for 61 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. The Bills have held Brady to 20 points or less just two times in the last 21 meetings. On the season, Brady is averaging 340 pass yards a game with 24 TD's and 3 INT's. He's thrown at least 2 TD passes in every game.'
5 things to watch in Bills - Patriots [1:36 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Although I expect the Bills to give the Patriots more of a game than they did in the early stages of their Week Two loss to New England, in the end, you just can’t go against Brady and his brilliant dominance this year and through recent history.'
Some queries on Pats draw fire from Ryan [1:03 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'And, in fairness, before the current streak — including a 40-32 loss to the Patriots at “The Ralph” in his initial game against them since taking over in Buffalo — he won three of the first five, including a playoff matchup, against Belichick’s team.'
Torell Troup – one pick ahead of Gronk [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“If Gronkowski scores more than one touchdown,” Troup said, “I’m probably going to get 10-15 tweets. My mom tells me not to pay it any mind. But it’s hard, man, because of the whole situation.”'
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