Payments vs. Patriots Rating, Outcomes: Buffalo takes revenge for 20 years
For two decades the patriots have celebrated the bills with bums. But Buffalo got some coveted national television revenge on its AFC East nemesis with a 38-9 bombardment against New England at Gillette Stadium on Monday Night Football.
The Bills closed the Patriots regular season for the first time since 1999 – a year before Bill Belichick and Tom Brady merged in New England. The 29-point defeat marks the worst home defeat in Belichick's career.
The path for Buffalo led third year QB Josh Allen, who added another standout feat to his breakout season. Allen completed 27 of 36 passes (75 percent) for 320 yards and four touchdowns and increased his season to a franchise record of 34 passing TDs, displacing Jim Kelly's previous record of 33 in 1991.
Much of Allen's maturation is due to the addition of Stefon Diggs, who has been arguably the top recipient in the NFL this season. Diggs took nine catches for 145 yards and three TDs and is now the NFL leader at receptions (120) and reception yards (1,459).
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The game on Monday evening began with the teams exchanging field gates as the properties opened to end the first quarter 3-3. Buffalo led the way with a 5-yard TD from Zack Moss early in the second quarter, but New England responded right back when Cam Newton escaped from his pocket looking for a 9-yard TD to score 10-9.
From that point on, everything was bills. Buffalo scored four unanswered TDs as the Patriots struggled the rest of the night to move the ball.
Cam Newton (5 out of 10 passes, 34 yards) was put in mid-third quarter in favor of Jarett Stidham, who wasn't much better. Stidham completed 4 of 11 passes for 44 yards.
The Bills (12-3) can now secure number 2 in the AFC with a win or a Steelers loss to the Colts in week 17.
The Patriots (6-9) were already out of the postseason after losing to the Dolphins in week 15, but with today's defeat, the season is guaranteed to end with a record loss for the first time since Tom Brady's 1999 rookie season.
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11:07 p.m. – FINAL: Bills 38, Patriots 9.
10:56 p.m. – Patriots sting. Bills get the ball back at their 17 yard line with 5:44 in play. Now it's just a matter of running out of time.
10:50 p.m. – prick bills. Patriots get the ball back at their 15-yard line with 7:32 remaining.
10:42 p.m. – Patriots sting. This is New England's fifth straight punt after another three and more. The Bills get the ball back at their 7-yard line and have 11:56 to play. Backup QB Matt Barkley is in play for Buffalo. Allen's last line for the night: 27 of 36, which fits 320 yards and four TDs.
10:35 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, bills. Make it a hat trick for Allen and Diggs as Allen rolls to his left and throws a rope at Diggs, who makes the dive in the far corner of the end zone for the 8 yard score. Buffalo leads 38-9 at 1:16 in the fourth quarter
10:31 p.m. – END OF 3Q: Bills 31, Patriots 9. Buffalo got it, first and 10 at its 45 yard line to start the fourth quarter.
10:23 p.m. – Patriots sting. Stidham is able to move the ball past midfield, but New England settle for fourth and fourth places from Buffalo's 47-yard line. Bold strategy, Bills got the ball back on their 5-yard line at 5:41 in the third quarter.
10:15 p.m. – billing. The Patriots get the ball back at their 5-yard line at 8:20 in the third quarter. Jarrett Stidham is with QB for New England.
10:08 p.m. – Patriots sting. New England goes three and runs out of their first possession in the second half and Buffalo takes over their 29-yard line at 9:29 in the third quarter.
10:02 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, bills. Allen and Diggs reunite for an 18 yard score to extend Buffalo's lead to 31-9, at 11:28 in the third quarter. This one is starting to get ugly.
9:54 p.m. – – We're back for the second half when Buffalo gets the kick-off.
9:39 p.m. – HALF: Bills 24, Patriots 9.
9:32 p.m. – Two minute warning. Patriots have it, second and third on their 30 yard line with two time outs remaining.
9:26 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, bills. Allen hits Steffon Diggs on a deep, sloping route, and Diggs burns the Pats' defenses for a 50 yard score. Buffalo leads 24-9 at 3:55 in the second quarter.
9:19 p.m. – Patriots sting. Another three and out for New England and the Bills get the ball back at their 33-yard line at 4:42 in the half.
9:12 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, bills. Josh Allen finds Lee Smith for a wide open TD from 4 meters away. Buffalo leads 5:32 in the first half with 17: 9.
Both QBs had some impressive runs tonight. Allen was battling for first place here in that 11-yard win in third place.
9.00. – TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. A nice answer for New England as Cam Newton somehow escapes the pressure and rumbles into the end zone for a 9 yard score. People are missing out on PAT, so Buffalo is still leading at 10: 9 and 10:39 in the second quarter.
8:50 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, bills. Zack Moss hits from 5 meters and Buffalo takes the lead with 10: 3 and 14: 50 in the second quarter.
8:46 p.m. – END OF 1Q: Bills 3, Patriots 3. Buffalo has it first and goal at the 5 yard line to begin the second quarter. New England had a chance to take revenue from an interception in the final game of the quarter but was marked for off play.
The Bills were able to extend the ride on this devious fake punt when Jaquan Johnson, the upback, completed a pass for the first down.
8:35 p.m. – Patriots sting. Three and out for New England in their second possession and the Bills will get the ball back at their 30 yard line at 5:18 in the first quarter.
8:30 p.m. – FIELD TARGET, INVOICES. Buffalo enters the red zone, but New England comes on the stop to hold her on a 22 yard field goal attempt. Tyler Bass connects 3-3 and 6-43 in the first quarter.
8:19 p.m. – FIELD TARGET, PATRIOTS. New England missed a big trick game when Damierre Byrd lost a perfect pass from Cam Newton. Nick Folk was satisfied with a 45-yard field goal and took the lead with 12:44 quarter.
8.15 p.m. – Bills win the throw. You will procrastinate and get the patriots to start the game.
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Date: Monday December 28thKicking off: 8:15 p.m. ETTV channels (national): ESPN Live broadcast: ESPN App, fuboTVWeek 1
Steelers 26, Giants 16
Titans 16, Broncos 14
Raiders 34, Saints 24
Chiefs 34, Ravens 20
Packer 30, Falken 16
12th of October
Saint 30, chargers 27
Cardinals 38, Cowboys 10
Aries 24, Bear 10
Buccaneers 25, Giants 23
Patriots 30, Jets 27
Vikings 19, bears 13
Rams 27, Buccaneers 24
30th of November
Seahawks 23, Eagles 17
Bills 34, 49ers 24
Ravens 47, Browns 42
Bengals 27, Steelers 17
Bills 38, Patriots 9