Numbers tell a dreary tale for Bledsoe [5:36 AM]
Providence Journal reports: 'It was likely the nadir of his playing career.'
Bledsoe has to know his days are numbered [5:36 AM]
Providence Journal reports: 'But what would have been the absolute numbers nadir for Bledsoe would have been if a poll had been taken among the fans at Gillette Stadium, inquiring whether, if they could, they would bring him back to New England to replace Brady. The results of that would have been 68,756 to zero. Allowing, of course, for the usual five percent margin of error.'
Bruschi's interception buffaloes Bledsoe [5:35 AM]
Providence Journal reports: 'But Bledsoe had apparently locked in on Evans and never saw Bruschi, who he hit in the hands.'
Bruising and cruising [5:34 AM]
Woonsocket Call reports: 'Bill Belichick’s not in Drew Bledsoe’s head. He’s in his nightmares.'
Drew Bashing [5:33 AM]
Hartford Courant reports: 'Sunday at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots' defense all but took away Bledsoe's job as Bills starting quarterback.'
Patriots roll over Bills [5:33 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: 'Last night, they all led back to the simpliest of facts - the New England Patriots are way better than the Buffalo Bills.'
Patriots settle the Bills [5:32 AM]
Lynn Daily Item reports: 'The Patriots owned the first half, having the ball for 18:20 while bottling up McGahee for only 36 yards on 11 carries. They also picked off Bledsoe twice.'
Patriots bury Bills, 29-6 [5:31 AM]
Patriots.com reports: 'New England cooled the hooves of the Buffalo Bills with a solid defensive effort that held Willis McGahee to 37 yards on 14 carries and Drew Bledsoe to 76 yards passing on 8 of 19 with three interceptions -- one of them to Troy Brown. On offense, the Patriots dominated although came up short in the red zone enough to force five Adam Vinatieri field goals. Tom Brady was 19 of 35 passing for 233 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while Corey Dillon powered his way to 151 yards on 26 carries.'
Defense posts shutout against inept Bills [5:30 AM]
Patriots.com reports: '"We'll watch the film tomorrow, but they didn't do anything tricky," Bledsoe said of the Patriots defense. "They lined up and played their defense and just flat outplayed us."'
Monday's New England Coverage [5:29 AM]
Home rule (Boston Globe)
Missions are accomplished (Boston Globe)
Brown hooks up with Bledsoe again (Boston Globe)
Vinatieri stays upright when offense stumbles (Boston Globe)
Touted opponent simply not up for the challenge (Boston Globe)
The end is here for once-great Bledsoe (Boston Globe)
Dillon is temporarily sidelined (Boston Globe)
Dillon fights through pain (Boston Globe)
Nolan leads a blitz pickup -- of snow (Boston Globe)
Pats don't pal around with Bledsoe, Buffalo (Boston Herald)
Brown picks on Drew (Boston Herald)
Dillon takes toll on Bills (Boston Herald)
Another Lawyer letdown (Boston Herald)
Brady just wins (Boston Herald)
Attack's tough to crack (Boston Herald)
Drew hasn't a clue (Boston Herald)
Bruschi passes up past (Boston Herald)
Best man for the job (Boston Herald)
Vinatieri: High 5 (Boston Herald)
Fans split on late show (Boston Herald)
It's official: Cover's good (Boston Herald)
Championship caliber (Boston Herald)
Pats, Sox generate winning fans (Boston Herald)
Second helping for Patriots (Metro West Daily News)
Bledsoe is sinking (Metro West Daily News)
No end to this victory tour (Metro West Daily News)
Pats have the run of things (Providence Journal)
Improved Buffalo no match for Patriots (Providence Journal)
Brown turns the tables on Bledsoe (Providence Journal)
Numbers tell a dreary tale for Bledsoe (Providence Journal)
Bruschi adds another twist to Patriots' victory (Providence Journal)
Bledsoe has to know his days are numbered (Providence Journal)
Two-minute drill (Providence Journal)
Bruschi's interception buffaloes Bledsoe (Providence Journal)
Drew Bashing (Hartford Courant)
Patriots roll over Bills (Springfield Republican)
Sox get serious cheers (Springfield Republican)
Brady connects; Bills blunder (Woonsocket Call)
Bruising and cruising (Woonsocket Call)
Jets’ finish may aid Pats down stretch (Woonsocket Call)
Absolute domination by Patriots (Nashua Telegraph)
Nothing fancy, but it's a win (Portland Press Herald)
You just had to feel sorry for Bledsoe (Portland Press Herald)
Another trophy on display in Foxboro (Portland Press Herald)
Once again, Patriots buffalo Bills (Quincy Patriot Ledger)
Poking some major holes in Bills' vaunted defense (Quincy Patriot Ledger)
Pats ride herd over Buffalo (Brockton Enterprise)
Another exit on Rt. 1 for Bledsoe (Brockton Enterprise)
Red Sox victory tour reaches Foxboro (Brockton Enterprise)
Drew who? (Lowell Sun)
Patriots run over Bills (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
Dillon, Vinatieri provide leg strength (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
Bledsoe-to-Brown again (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
Pats finally return the favor (New Bedford Standard Times)
Patriots settle the Bills (Lynn Daily Item)
World Champion Pats pay tribute to World Champion Red Sox (Lynn Daily Item)
Patriots bury Bills, 29-6 (Patriots.com)
Defense posts shutout against inept Bills (Patriots.com)
Vinatieri reaches milestone (Patriots.com)
Bill Belichick Post-Game Press Conference (Patriots.com)
Tom Brady Post-Game Press Conference (Patriots.com)
Photo Gallery (Patriots.com)
What A Cakewalk (PatsFans.com)
Gillette Becoming Buffalo Football Purgatory (PatsFans.com)
New England 29, Buffalo 6 [5:29 AM]
AP reports: '``Coming in here, we knew we had a tremendous challenge,'' Bledsoe said. ``Playing against the world champs, they played like it.'''
Referees foul up first play of game [5:28 AM]
AP reports: 'After reviewing the play when Buffalo coach Mike Mularkey challenged the call, it was determined that only one of McGee's feet was outside the end zone when he caught the ball. That gave the Bills a touchback and the ball at the 20.'
New England 29, Buffalo 6 [5:28 AM]
Sportsticker reports: '"They really didn't do anything different than what we expected," Bills coach Mike Mularkey said. "We did not play well enough to beat anybody tonight, especially against a team that does not make mistakes."'
New England 29, Buffalo 6 [5:27 AM]
The Sports Network reports: '"We were certainly hitting on all cylinders," said Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick. "They are a very good team which had been playing very good football. It's a good win."'
Road Troubles Continue for Buffalo [5:27 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'It's too bad you can't play every game at home during the regular season.'
Tackle Williams Suits Up vs. Patriots [5:26 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Right tackle Mike Williams returned to the starting lineup Sunday night just a week after he suffered a scary collision in the win over the New York Jets.'
Bills Get Rolled In New England [5:25 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Pats held a 273-77 yards advantage after the first half and 428 to 125 on the game. Buffalo was 0-for-7 on third down and only had the football for 18:38.'
New England Blasts Bills [5:25 AM]
RNews.com reports: 'Buffalo's offense was stymied all night. They were outgained 428-125, time of possession was in New England's favor 41:22-18:32.'
Patriots Blow Out Bills 29-6 [5:24 AM]
BillsDaily.com reports: The Bills rolled into New England winners of three of their last four. They left knowing that they are not ready for prime time players, especially on the road. The defense gave up 273 yards in the first half, that is around their average for a whole game.
Offense, Defense Pathetic In Loss [5:23 AM]
BillsDaily.com reports: The offense only had 125 total yards, the defense gave up 428 total yards. Those two stats added up to a 29-6 blowout loss. Both units played as close to total failure as you can. The special teams put up the only points of the game for the Bills and save these grades a bit. Here are our position by position grades..'.
What to Look for vs. Patriots [7:19 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"The thing that kind of has been their trademark for years is that when somebody gets hurt, somebody else goes in and they find a way with their personnel and their scheme to make it work," Bledsoe said of his former team. "We have to prepare for what we're seen and expect a few surprises along the way."'
Bledsoe, Milloy set to go against former mates [9:31 AM]
Nashua Telegraph reports: 'In fact, Buffalo’s defense has not allowed a running back to rush for over 100 yards all season, the only team in the league to have accomplished that feat. And, as Belichick says, “You can’t keep calling running plays that don’t gain yardage.”'
Bills acting like prime-time players [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills only have defeated a defending Super Bowl champion on the road twice in their history (1975 at Pittsburgh, 1993 at Dallas). So a win over the AFC East's colossus would make their season, even if it doesn't catapult them to a great stretch run.'
Bills will find out if their new identity is false or not [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Run and stop the run. It's a simple game. That's the game the Bills wanted to play when Mularkey became the coach. They've begun to establish their identity over the last month. But the true character of a team is revealed away from home. Tonight, the football world will be looking to see if that identity is genuine, or just a mask.'
Mind over matter [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"He's definitely a study," left tackle Jonas Jennings said with a laugh. "I mean, he's a damn brainiac. He knows every guy on the film, his name, where's he from, even in the preseason when it's a fourth-string guy."'
McGahee is the X-factor [6:06 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills have lost their last three Sunday night ESPN games, all on the road, by a combined 90-12 score at San Francisco, Miami and Kansas City.'
Q&A: Jon Dorenbos [6:05 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Very few people in western New York know who Jon Dorenbos is because he has rarely muffed a snap since joining the Bills in 2003.'
Gridder becomes a grappler [6:04 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I've watched wrestling since I was 5 or 6 years old. Even when I was in Buffalo, when people talked to me, my conversation to warm up was to talk pro wrestling. When I was asked if I could meet anybody in the world who would it be, I'd say Ric Flair. As a child, I didn't have football posters and football cards, I had pro wrestlers on my wall."'
Manning is the No. 1 QB; Bledsoe 20th [6:04 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Bledsoe performed well for the last two games (both at home) so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and move him up a few spots. Tonight in New England will be a moment of truth for all of the improving Bills, but particularly for Bledsoe.'
No surprise: Patriots No. 1 [6:03 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Best team — New England. The Patriots were missing several key players, including RB Corey Dillon, when host Pittsburgh ended their NFL-record 21-game winning streak, but they rebounded impressively by humiliating the Rams in St. Louis last week.'
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