Patriots win 25-6 as Derek Anderson leaves late with injury

AP

The Patriots reached the red zone only three times. Their offense got into the end zone only once. Tom Brady threw no touchdown passes.

Yet, New England won easily, 25-6, over the Bills.

The Patriots got four field goals to build a lead and iced the game with a defensive touchdown.

Stephen Gostkowski made field goals of 25, 40 and 38 yards in the first half. He also missed a 50-yarder but added a 25-yarder in the third quarter.

It was more than enough as Devin McCourty iced it with an 84-yard interception return. The Patriots had not scored a defensive touchdown in 40 games.

New England put together only one touchdown drive all night, going 85 yards in 10 plays in the fourth quarter. James White‘s 1-yard touchdown run with 9:58 remaining gave the Patriots an 18-6 lead.

The Bills pulled out all the stops early, trying every trick play in their playbook. While they gained 310 yards, they had two turnovers — both by Derek Anderson — and kicked only two field goals. Stephen Hauschka made kicks of 47 and 51 yards.

Anderson left with 1:25 remaining after a sack by Kyle Van Noy. As an athletic trainer escorted him to the locker room, Anderson held his right arm.

He finished 22-of-39 for 290 yards and the interception. LeSean McCoy gained 82 yards on six receptions but rushed for only 13 yards on 12 carries.

Brady was 29-of-45 for 324 yards. Julian Edelman caught nine passes for 104 yards, and White caught 10 passes for 79 yards.

Receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, doubling as a running back with Sony Michel inactive, was the team’s leading rusher with 38 yards on 10 carries.

Van Noy finished with eight tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.

88 responses to “Patriots win 25-6 as Derek Anderson leaves late with injury

  1. Protection didn’t hold up on third downs but the defense made some plays as I expected they would tonight. D Mac with the beautiful pick six was a sight to see. Time to end the Packers misery. Go Pats!

  2. 5 in a row.
    6-2.
    2 game lead in the division.
    Gotta keep rolling. GB coming up and the Chiefs rolling too.

    🙂

  3. TruFBFan says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:39 pm
    Patriots fans: We roll

    Rest of us who watched the game: Struggled against the Bills with the 3rd stringer in.
    ——-
    Translation: 😭

  4. Great way to start the week, a Patriot win followed by a parade Wednesday for the World Champion Red Sox!
    We have been so blessed, the 11th duck boat parade since 2002! Eleven!!!! It’s good to be a New England sports fan!!

  5. Bills defense: Allowed 18 points to the Patriots
    Chiefs: allowed 43 points.

    Tee hee 🙂 I can’t wait to see them again!

  6. This MNF crew is atrocious. It’s irredeemably bad. This was a fairly boring game overall with the Patriots tripping all over themselves on offense and the Bills being, well, the Bills. But that broadcast booth, my God. Just awful. Can we get an empty booth option? Just the sounds of the game? Terrible stuff.

  7. Cordarrelle Patterson at RB. And he did all right!

    To think Lane Johnson thinks we have no fun. 🙂

  8. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:45 pm
    Great way to start the week, a Patriot win followed by a parade Wednesday for the World Champion Red Sox!
    We have been so blessed, the 11th duck boat parade since 2002! Eleven!!!! It’s good to be a New England sports fan!
    —-
    Great post!

    Yes it really is SO GREAT to be king! 🙂

  9. Hey it looked like they took the solid back and monitor off Boogers contraption so people could see by him, but replaced it with clear plexiglass so people couldn’t bombard him

    Lolz

    I said before the game the Bills always play had against the Pats and their D would come to play even though their offense sucks. If they had an offense that gave the D any help at all they would be a decent team.

  10. scutz1972 says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:55 pm
    I had to put TV on mute. Booger McFarland is intolerable on the ears.
    ======================================

    Just search for live radio feeds, and turn the tv down.

    Enjoy football again.

  11. Terrible game to watch as the Patriots offense was out of sync all night because of a great effort by the Bills D…Like others have mentioned here, I don’t need the sound to watch the game…That Monday Night booth is past awful.
    _________________________________
    wib22 says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:40 pm
    McDermott is a terrible coach. Why is Peterman still on a roster?

    McDermott isn’t as bad as you may think…It’s tough to win when you have a very young team and the offense is still rebuilding…As for Peterman…He was the backup tonite…They had to have someone!

  12. Never mind the supposed trying to sign a Wide receiver rumour you cannot go into any more games with that backfield its terrible. Need to sign or trade for a back.

    With no credible threat to run the ball you wont beat many teams even with Tom Brady at the helm.

  13. Bills D ain’t bad but man Bills averaging 10.7 points a game that is the second worst offense in the last 20 years those type of numbers get entire front offices fired

  14. Lots of competition for Worst Team this year. I’d actually like to see that as a playoff series to determine draft standings. Or just to torture these lousy teams.

  15. BSPN is basically unwatchable. What was with those awful computer animations? Were they time traveler warnings from 1996?

  16. Easy win?

    12-6 with 10 minutes to go in the game. Bills defense played a very good game, and only gave up 18 poor Nyseg to their offense. What can the defense do when the offense can’t score? Just a little bit of offense by the Bills, and the game could very well have gone the other way.

  17. The NFL feels like the NBA this year…the distance between the top teams and everyone else is so vast that it feels like we’re just killing time until the foregone conference championship games. Even the Pats (whom I’d count among the top teams) look very shaky at times. Not sure whether it’s the new rules or what, but the games have not been as enjoyable for me because the teams just don’t seem as good. Is there any serious alternative to a Pats/Chiefs AFC Championship? The Rams look like a lock for the NFC Championship, and it seems very likely the Saints will join them. It makes the rest of the regular season seem kind of pointless. The AFC South will duke it out for the honor of winning the division, beating the 9-7 Dolphins in a playoff game, and then marching into Arrowhead to get slaughtered.

    I know it’s only the halfway point, and injuries, upsets, whatever can come out of nowhere, but I can’t remember another season in which so many teams were so mediocre (or worse). The Seahawks are showing life, but the other usual competitors…Ravens, Steelers, Bengals, Falcons, Eagles, Broncos…all look decidedly average. The Chargers and Panthers are better than those teams, but I don’t think they’re good enough to run with the top teams. Rodgers is always enough to keep the Packers in the conversation, but the whole NFC North seems lost.

    Gonna be a long wait for games that really matter.

  18. Ugly win is better than a pretty loss. ESPN mnf crew couldn’t be any worse. Better when muted. Boring.

  19. Turning off the sound and listening to Kevin Harlan on radio is no better. Man he’s terrible. Always a self grandizing “how many words can I get in one breath” mic blaster. Yuk
    Ramps it up to 9 and stays just there with absolutely NO inflection whatsoever! Like a lost auctioneer honestly.

    Can’t wait till he retires!

  20. that Buffalo D was sure playing tough tonight. Nothing like retiring a jersey to put a little extra fire in the belly. They ought to retire a jersey every home game.

  21. Ugh, did the announcers not know there are three syllables in Patterson’s first name? “Cordelle”!???

    Brady had lots of time in the pocket, which almost always means a win. Not enough pressure, or the O-line played a fantastic game…or both.

  22. I’ve been a huge fan of Sean McDermott since he arrived in Buffalo last year. Then again, after suffering through two seasons of Rex Ryan, Jeff Fisher would have been a welcomed sight.

    Now for the first time, doubt has crept in. McDermott at times looks like a lost little boy on the sidelines. I don’t want to lose faith but Coach, you’re really pushing the limits!

  23. Gave thePats a good fight for 3/4 . If the Bills were not totally JV on offense with the ancient Anderson trying to
    Play at a pro level results may have been different.
    Edelman once again proved why he is one of the dirtiest offensive players on football on that punt .

  24. TruFBFan says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:39 pm
    Patriots fans: We roll

    Rest of us who watched the game: Struggled against the Bills with the 3rd stringer in.

    Patriots fans: good road win

    Crybabies: crying

  25. So do the Billdo’s have a healthy QB on the roster not named Peterman?

    “Trust the process”, lol.

  26. comment674054559 says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:46 pm
    This MNF crew is atrocious. It’s irredeemably bad. This was a fairly boring game overall with the Patriots tripping all over themselves on offense and the Bills being, well, the Bills. But that broadcast booth, my God. Just awful. Can we get an empty booth option? Just the sounds of the game? Terrible stuff.

    —————————————————————————————

    I agree with you. I actually don’t mind Booger because he calls it as he sees it and he’s funny, but the other two are just horrible! Especially the guy calling the game, whoever he is. He shouts on every play, no matter how insignificant it is. And Witten just babbles on and on. I put the game on mute and watched it that way. A couple of times before that, I couldn’t stand listening to those guys so I switched the channel to Hogan’s Heroes. I stayed with that for an hour and flipped back to the game during the commercials. I will never figure out why these networks think they need to hire guys who never shut up for tv broadcasts. And also why they think just because a guy played the game, he is a good commentator. Romo and Witten have proven that is just not true. If I ever hear either of them say again, “when I played…..” I think I’ll throw something at my tv. They are constantly reminding us of that, and it annoys me. It reminds me of a guy who was a new employee where I worked. I was asked to give him a tour of the facility and explain what we did. Every time I paused to explain something to him, I had to listen to 5 minutes of what he did where he used to work. I finally told him that it was nice he had a job before he came with us, but I wasn’t interested in learning about it and he would be better suited concentrating on learning this one.

  27. scutz1972 says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    I had to put TV on mute. Booger McFarland is intolerable on the ears.
    ————————————————————————————–
    Totally agree, but he still wasn’t as bad as Joe Tessitore screaming “THEY”RE DOING IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!” anytime the Bills lined up in the Wildcat formation and gained 2 yards on a running play.

  28. Well, the Bills did hold on to their 1st round pick in the upcoming draft. Chasing number 1 pick overall now. Yes, not even November and some of us fans are already there.

  29. Beane and McDermott should be shown the door. They have no business running an NFL team……a Bills fan….

  30. The Patriots always seem to come out ahead over the Bills. But anyone who has watched these two teams square off know that its always a tough divisional game.

  31. Maybe the Bills should contact Tampa about a Jameis Winston for Nathan Peterman trade.

    (sarcasm)

  32. I like the CP experiment at RB. Correction, I love the CP at RB. This guy has so much talent that hasn’t been unlocked, maybe this is the way. Leave it to BB and McD to find a way. Goodell will find a way to outlaw it if it works too well in future games.

  33. snooze fest, lousy football both sides. this current NFL product leaves a lot to be desired

  34. TruFBFan says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:39 pm
    Patriots fans: We roll

    Rest of us who watched the game: Struggled against the Bills with the 3rd stringer in.

    Yes, we know. We heard how bad NE has become after losses to Det & Jax. How’s that working out so far?

  35. Patriots fans: We roll

    Rest of us who watched the game: Struggled against the Bills with the 3rd stringer in.
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Patriot fans: See you at the Super Bowl
    TruFBFan: My team stinks again this year so I’ll just troll the Patriots

  36. How can Nate Peterman still be on an NFL roster while Landry Jones remains unemployed? Is there anybody with a pulse, or a functioning brain cell, in the Bills’ GM’s office?

  37. GoodellMustGo says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:40 pm
    5 in a row.
    6-2.
    2 game lead in the division.
    Gotta keep rolling. GB coming up and the Chiefs rolling too.

    🙂

    ——–

    Dude,

    You guys are handed 10 wins per year.. Most teams that are decent would excel in that crap division. Ease up on thinking you all are god…

  38. Witten is equally as bad as Booger. I have never seen a man obsess about guys dropping balls and talking about player maturity every single play.

  39. So who do my Bears get next week? Old-timer Anderson? Nathan Intercepterman? Is Allen healed up yet?
    Normally I would be confident of a win considering how dysfunctional the Bills are. But of course the Vikings felt the same way.

  40. renorocker says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:57 pm
    Booger’s comment about Benjamin was hilarious. “He’s one Bojangles biscuit away from being a right end”. Love me some Booger!!!
    —————————–
    If Booger doesn’t have a Bojangles endorsement deal, he should!

  41. GoodellMustGo says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:46 pm
    Bills defense: Allowed 18 points to the Patriots
    Chiefs: allowed 43 points.

    Tee hee 🙂 I can’t wait to see them again!
    ———————————-
    Pats D allowed 40. Be careful what you wish for.

  42. I love all these “they almost lost”or “they played against a bad team” wannabe analysts.Every year bad teams beat good ones or at least make a game of it and every year those wannabes are wrong…you bore me.

  43. So hold on here….the Patriots are 6-2? How can this be? #TheHaters assured us that the Pats were done. Brady was kaput. Gronk and others didn’t even want to play for the team and BB was leaving to Coach the Giants. What gives here?

  44. loved to see the Pats D getting after it tonight
    Ofeense obviously having a off night but still finds a way to win, as long as we win we continue to go

    Green bay here WE COME….

  45. The Truth says:
    October 30, 2018 at 7:16 am
    snooze fest, lousy football both sides. this current NFL product leaves a lot to be desired

    —————

    Your team hasn’t fielded a decent “product” in over 20 years

  46. Can you imagine paying hundreds of dollars for lower level seats and having Booger in your line of sight all night long? And for what, some occasional, spiffy comments that are meant for the tv audience and could be made from the press box?

  47. steelcurtainn says:
    October 30, 2018 at 12:57 am
    The AFC East is a joke.

    —————

    When was the last time a team from the cream-puff AFC North beat the Patriots? The Steelers could win the next 8 straight games against Brady and the Pats and still have a losing record against them.

  48. I’d like to get some feedback from Buffalo fans, because this game was the only one I’ve seen them play this year.

    I thought the Bills’ D played a great game, lot of pressure and LOTS of hard hitting. In fact it almost seemed like the plan was to ‘hit as as many and as hard as possible and if it’s a penalty, so be it’.

    so my question is….have they been playing like this in every game, or did they step it up a notch for this game? because it’s hard to imagine they played like in some of the blowouts they’ve received.

  49. John Henry’s Hammer says:
    October 30, 2018 at 8:28 am
    GoodellMustGo says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:40 pm
    5 in a row.
    6-2.
    2 game lead in the division.
    Gotta keep rolling. GB coming up and the Chiefs rolling too.
    🙂
    ——–
    Dude,
    You guys are handed 10 wins per year.. Most teams that are decent would excel in that crap division. Ease up on thinking you all are god…
    —————-
    And yet the Patriots have a better winning percentage vs teams outside the AFC East than they do vs division opponents. How odd. 🙂

    The AFC East has also been represented at 9 straight conference championship games and 11 out of the last 12, with just 3 one and dones by the division champ. You’d think if the team benefited from a cake division they would be exposed and eliminated quickly when the playoffs start. Doesn’t quite turn out that way.

    🙂

  50. jjackwagon says:
    October 30, 2018 at 9:15 am
    GoodellMustGo says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:46 pm
    Bills defense: Allowed 18 points to the Patriots
    Chiefs: allowed 43 points.
    Tee hee 🙂 I can’t wait to see them again!
    ———————————-
    Pats D allowed 40. Be careful what you wish for.

    —–
    It’s all about matchups. The Chiefs defense not only isn’t very good, it also matches up really poorly against an offense like the Patriots. Double whammy. 🙂

    The Patriots defense played a lot better against the Chiefs than 40 points would indicate. They made 2 big INTs on Mahomes. They allowed TDs on a 3 yard field after a long kick return and a 29 yard field after a turnover plus a couple of coverage breakdowns that can easily be remedied.

    Looking forward to the rematch if there is one! 🙂

  51. I don’t believe Josh Allen is an NFL caliber starting QB. Could be wrong though. Doesn’t help that his receivers are pitiful.

    The Bills at least have a chance of some upside if they play the kid. They have zero upside if they play Derek Anderson or Nathan Peterman. Find out what you have, design a system to benefit Allen and his strengths, get the right players in and go from there. Putting Anderson out there is just playing out the string and won’t do squat to develop Allen.

  52. jjackwagon says:
    October 30, 2018 at 9:15 am
    GoodellMustGo says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:46 pm
    Bills defense: Allowed 18 points to the Patriots
    Chiefs: allowed 43 points.

    Tee hee 🙂 I can’t wait to see them again!
    ———————————-
    Pats D allowed 40. Be careful what you wish for.

    —————-

    Umm, no they didn’t. A 98 yard kick off return for a 1st and goal on the 2 is not on the D.

    Nor, are short fields elsewhere. It’s already a chore to stop KC’s offense, so any handcuffing of the D is ill advised.

    Glad to know you watched the game like the rest of us, not to mention thinking NE’s D is the same in Sept as it is in Dec or January. Are you new to the NFL?

  53. John Henry’s Hammer says:
    October 30, 2018 at 8:28 am
    GoodellMustGo says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:40 pm
    5 in a row.
    6-2.
    2 game lead in the division.
    Gotta keep rolling. GB coming up and the Chiefs rolling too.

    🙂

    ——–

    Dude,

    You guys are handed 10 wins per year.. Most teams that are decent would excel in that crap division. Ease up on thinking you all are god…

    5 12 Rate This

    ———————

    it’s very difficult to win in this league. – Bill Belichick

    I’ll take his word over some dork saying the Pats are handed 10 wins.

    The disrespect of hard work and diligence is just that…Disrespect. Keep it up!

  54. Dude,
    You guys are handed 10 wins per year.. Most teams that are decent would excel in that crap division.

    ——–

    Pats non-division regular season games the last 5 years:

    2017: 5-1 vs AFC, 3-1 vs NFC
    2016: 6-0 vs AFC, 3-1 vs NFC
    2015: 5-1 vs AFC, 3-1 vs NFC
    2014: 5-1 vs AFC, 3-1 vs NFC
    2013: 5-1 vs AFC, 3-1 vs NFC

    Totals:
    26-4 in non-division AFC games
    15-5 in NFC games

    please, just give it a rest

  55. steelcurtainn says:
    October 30, 2018 at 12:57 am
    The AFC East is a joke.

    —-

    The bigger “joke” is how long we’ve all been watching the Patriots beat the Steelers. Like clockwork—the surest thing in sports. Sometimes we pound them, and sometimes they hand us the game due to poor execution and coaching. Either way, the result is the same. The “tough” AFC North? Please.

    It’s been tougher to beat the Dolphins and the Jets during the long and storied Brady/Belichick era.

  56. The “tough” AFC North? Please.

    ——

    the reason the AFC North has a reputation of being tough is because for a long time the Steelers and Ravens have played with street-fight tactics. And for the last few years, in order to compete with them, the Bengals have done so too when playing these teams.

    it’s over-the-edge football, making the officials call penalties to regain some form mof control over the game.

    a good team that can play their type of football, when they need to, will beat these teams.

  57. You guys are handed 10 wins per year.. Most teams that are decent would excel in that crap division. Ease up on thinking you all are god…

    ————

    They play six games against the AFC East. Where are you getting 10 from? #mathskills

  58. It seems like we’re back to that place where the public perception is that if the Patriots don’t win by 30 points, they struggled and are vulnerable, and are about to take a fall. They must be doing something right. Again.

  59. TruFBFan says:

    October 29, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Patriots fans: We roll

    Rest of us who watched the game: Struggled against the Bills with the 3rd stringer in.

    ====================

    Real Pats fans who watched the game:

    Bills 3rd stringer led offensive unit scored a net of -1 points last night.

    Bills defense (ranked 6th in NFL in yards/gm allowed) gives up a 400 yards of offense to a banged up Pats offense who were using WRs as their RBs. Not an amazing game by the Pats, but more than good enough.

  60. John Henry’s Hammer says:

    October 30, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Even with NE at 6-2 the AFCE has a losing record…. Tough sledding the Pats have.

    ===================================

    And yet the Pats have only played 2 division games this year so far. And they have, yet again, a tough out of division schedule this year (KC, Green Bay, Pitt, Minnesota, Chicago, Houston).

  61. The AFC East is a joke.
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Is there anything better than a Steeler fan on a Pats article? Each and every year the Pats beat the Steelers like a drum. Its pegged as a rivalry, but really its as one-sided as they come. Steelers constantly have a chance to dethrone the Pats and never do it.

  62. I was thinking that things are so bad at QB for Buffalo, that they are longing to have Tyrod back who can’t even get on the field for the Browns!

  63. “pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:45 pm
    Great way to start the week, a Patriot win followed by a parade Wednesday for the World Champion Red Sox!
    We have been so blessed, the 11th duck boat parade since 2002! Eleven!!!! It’s good to be a New England sports fan!
    —-
    Great post!

    Yes it really is SO GREAT to be king”

    ——————————–

    The number of comments that get deleted from this site and PFT lets you have 15 posts saying the same nonsense on the same thread.

  64. TruFBFan says:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:39 pm
    Patriots fans: We roll

    Rest of us who watched the game: Struggled against the Bills with the 3rd stringer in.

    ———————————
    Sure they struggled, but still using their third stringers to beat the Bills was good rest for the others.

  65. bullcharger says:
    October 30, 2018 at 1:48 pm
    I was thinking that things are so bad at QB for Buffalo, that they are longing to have Tyrod back who can’t even get on the field for the Browns!

    ____

    The Browns are better than the bills……and they actually have a QB option thats better than Taylor.

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