Thad Lewis caps first possession with a rushing touchdown

AP

Tom Brady played 60 minutes against the Bengals last weekend and couldn’t lead the Patriots to a touchdown.

It’s taken Thad Lewis less than five minutes to get the Bills on the board in Week Six. Lewis was promoted from the practice squad to start in place of the injured E.J. Manuel this week and he capped his first possession with a three-yard touchdown run to put the Bills in front 7-3 with 10:01 to play in the first quarter.

Lewis set up the score by connecting with T.J. Graham on a 47-yard pass into Cincinnati territory and then moved them even closer with a four-yard run that wound up being an even bigger gain when Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was flagged for unnecessary roughness for hitting Lewis late.

The Bengals got a big play on their first drive when Marvin Jones gained 34 yards on a reverse, but the drive stalled once in Buffalo territory.