It’s a must-win for the Patriots, and an opportunity for the Bills to completely reverse the perception after getting blown out in Week One by the Jets that Buffalo will again be on the outside looking in come January.
So far, the Bills are in it. After the Pats scored the first seven of the game on a Stevan Ridley touchdown run, the Bills have taken the league, on a pair of touchdown passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Scott Chandler.
The Pats could have six more, but kicker Stephen Gostkowski has missed a 49-yard field goal and, more recently, a 42-yard field goal.
The Bills are leading even though C.J. Spiller has been bottled up, gaining five yards on three carries.