No shutout this time around, the New England Patriots revenged their week 4 loss, defeating the Bills handily 41-25.
Tom Brady continues his onslaught of the NFL as he surpassed 300 yards passing and 4 TDs, Brady finished the game with no interceptions as the announcers mentioned no Patriots QB has thrown an Interception this season.
LeSean McCoy missed his first game of the season as he deals with a hamstring injury, Mike Gillislee stepped in with 85 yards rushing a TD.
The Patriots are now in full control of the AFC East with the Bills dropping their previous 2 after winning 4 games in a row.
The Bills run defense rebounded from last week pounding, holding the Patriots to under 60 yards on the ground. The Patriots, however needed little to no help from the running game as Brady and crew performed well in the air. Former Bill, Chris Hogan abused Cornerback Stephon Gilmore on a 53 yard pass from Tom Brady, Hogan had a few yards of separation between him and Gilmore as he caught the pass in stride and basically waltzed into the Endzone.
Gilmore continues to be on again, off again a story of his career. Gilmore one week can look like a shutdown corner one game, as he did vs the Cardinals with 2 Interceptions and then other weeks look absolutely confused as he did vs the Jets and this week vs a mediocre at best WR in Hogan. The Bills secondary as a whole, have left a lot to be desired. 2nd year man Ronald Darby appeared to have regressed in his sophomore campaign and Gilmore is in a contract year where the Bills will have to decide to pay top dollar for his inconsistent play. With the loss of Aaron Williams for the season the Bills will also need better Safety play as well for the 2nd half of the season.
On the brighter side Rookie Linebacker Shaq Lawson recorded his first NFL sack, which had to be a nice feeling, since it comes against an all-time great in league history Tom Brady.
The Bills record now stands at an even 4-4 with a division record of 1-3, the Bills are now all but out of winning the AFC East and now must shoot for one of the 2 wildcard spots to end the playoff drought.
The Bills head to Seattle to play the Seahawks in a primetime game with the world watching on Monday Night Football. Winning in Seattle will not be an easy task, but the Bills will need to find a way to avoid entering the bye week losers of 3 straight.
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