Bills-Patriots one-liners

DE Marcus Stroud said that the Bills weren’t taking any moral victory away from their closer than expected 38-30 loss to the Patriots.

Stroud’s defensive teammates weren’t shy about accepting the blame for the Bills’ first loss since 2002 in a game that saw them score 30 points or more.

RB C.J. Spiller became only the second Bills player to return a kickoff and catch a pass for touchdowns in the same game.

The Bills got better quarterback play from Ryan Fitzpatrick, but his two fourth quarter interceptions were a sign that he isn’t the long-term answer.

K Rian Lindell missed a 51-yard field goal that would have given the Bills a 26-24 lead in the third quarter.

Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 21-of-27 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns to help spoil the upset effort.

The Patriots have allowed 82 points through three games, the worst total at this point in a season of the Bill Belichick era.

Brady continued to make good use of Patriots rookie tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

The Patriots lost another running back when Fred Taylor hurt his toe, but BenJarvus Green-Ellis picked up the slack with 98 yards on 16 carries.

Brady had nothing but praise for the Patriots fans after criticizing them following the first home game of the year.

7 responses to “Bills-Patriots one-liners

  1. “Brady had nothing but praise for the Patriots fans after criticizing them following the first home game of the year. ”
    That’s funny because many fans left early when the Pats sealed the victory. I guess Brady realized that he hadn’t shown up for the second half all year so he should just shut up.

  2. One idea for the Pats to take pressure off that inexperienced defensive secondary is to mortgage the farm next year to draft the best OLB and DE. Coach Belichick’s trading down for value methodology may not be the right approach. The need is now, and Tom Brady will be around for only so long.
    Some NFL analysts have spoken about “mental toughness.” I take that to mean more than a “blood and guts” mentality. More importantly, I think it means having football “smarts”—study film, know your role and your opponent, and anticipate where the ball is going.
    Asante Samuel excels at anticipating, often cutting off routes for interceptions. Darrelle Revis excels at anticipating, covering his receivers better than a well-tailored suit. And just follow Troy Polamalu’s hair, and that’s where the ball is going.
    Bill Belichick is the best head coach in the NFL. But it’s not just his “system.” It’s the players as well. As the de facto defensive coordinator, he’ll have nobody but himself to throw under the bus if that defense fails.

  3. This Patriots defense is porous and a huge liability right now. They can’t stop anyone.
    Nothing this year unless they improve quickly.

  4. @Bamnation…………Sorry, the Bills have not played the Jets yet, it’s this Sunday. I’m a Bills fan and not a Pats fan. Oh, and although Ryan is fatter than Belichek, Belichek has the bigger tits by far.

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