Monday Night Football: Patriots throw just three passes, beat Bills 14-10 in blustery Buffalo

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The Patriots attempted just three passes and ran the ball 46 times in blustery conditions in Buffalo as the Patriots picked up a 14-10 victory over the Bills on Monday night.

The three passes thrown by the Patriots are the second-fewest in the Super Bowl era behind only the two passes attempted by the 1974 Bills in a game against the New York Jets. The Bills had no completions in their 16-12 win over the Jets that day.

Damien Harris rushed for 111 yards with a touchdown on 10 carries, Rhamondre Stevenson had 78 yards on 24 carries and the Patriots rushed for a total of 222 yards on the night. It’s the most rushing yards for the Patriots since rushing for 250 yards last season against the Las Vegas Raiders.

While Mac Jones attempted just three passes, his counterpart, Josh Allen of the Bills, threw it 30 times for Buffalo with 19 completions for 145 yards and a touchdown.

The Bills had their final three possessions all break into the Patriots red zone and they tried to overcome the four-point deficit. However, the Bills ended up with only one made field goal, a missed field goal, and a turnover on downs to thwart their comeback efforts.

A 21-yard scramble from Allen and a horse-collar tackle of Zach Moss by Donta Hightower helped move the Bills to the Patriots 6-yard line with nine minutes left to play. But a sack of Allen by Matthew Judon moved the Bills into fringe field goal territory given they were heading into the wind for the fourth quarter.

Tyler Bass had his 33-yard attempt blown wide right to maintain the Patriots four point lead.

Buffalo took over with 5:47 left to play with Allen immediately hitting Diggs for a 26-yard gain and a beautiful back-shoulder throw up the left sideline.

The drive marched into sight of the end zone once again before stalling out again in the Patriots red zone. A false start on Dawson Knox helped put Buffalo in a third-and-14 position from the Patriots 18-yard line. Incomplete passes to Knox and Gabriel Davis turned the Bills away again.

A fumbled hand-off from Allen to Matt Breida led to a turnover as Lawrence Guy helped spark the Patriots first scoring drive of the game. Two plays after the turnover, Damien Harris broke through the line of scrimmage on third-and-five and raced 64 yards to the end zone. Brandon Bolden scored to convert the two-point attempt as the Patriots took an 8-0 lead.

A muffed punt catch from N'Keal Harry then set up the Bills’ first score of the night. It was Harry’s first career punt return, and the ball glanced off his facemask after he tried to get out of the way. Siran Neal recovered for the Bills at the New England 14. The Bills kicked the extra point after Davis scored to make it an 8-7 game.

Patriots kicker Nick Folk kicked a 41-yard field goal downwind on the next possession to extend the lead to 11-7, which carried into halftime.

Bass converted a 35-yard attempt downwind that cut the lead to 11-10 with 6:35 left in the third quarter. After changing ends, Folk added a 34-yard kick downwind in the fourth quarter to make it a 14-10 lead with 13:01 left to play.

Jonnu Smith had a 12-yard catch and Brandon Bolden a 7-yard catch as the only passing offense of the night for New England.

86 responses to “Monday Night Football: Patriots throw just three passes, beat Bills 14-10 in blustery Buffalo

  1. My only criticism is why in those conditions would you put Harry out there for his first career punt return?

  2. Great game plan by the Pats! Offensive line and defense played lights out.
    Now they can enjoy their late bye!
    They are back!!!

  3. Hey Patriot fans. You have every right to be excited about Mac Jones. I see the similarities between him and Tom. There’s one thing you guys are seemingly forgetting one big thing. Draft status. Tom was a 6th rounder. Gave the Patriots the leverage when it came to second contract negations. Mac is a 1 rounder and has improved this team from last year. If the hype stays up you guys will be having a good contract to hand out to Mac. That’s going to be the difference between Mac and Tom.

    Good game tho tonight 🙂

  4. The Bills should be ashamed of themselves since they knew the Patriots were going to run on every play and still couldn’t stop it.
    Bills so overrated it’s not funny!

  5. That felt like a heavyweight bout. What a game. New England is the more physical team.

    LOVED how Allen played. At least that was encouraging – and it was cool to see that he earned the respect of BB.

    Good game, Pats fans. Looking forward to the next one, and hopefully the start of a real rivalry.

  6. I don’t want to hear any BS about officiating! My patriots got hosed on a personal foul when Allen decides to go flying through the air in the field. I also didn’t like how we didn’t get flagged for the offsides.

    Bad officiating
    Horrible weather

    SWEET SWEET VICTORY!!!!

    I look forward to the rematch in Foxborough. I also look forward to Tommy and gronk doing their thing next weekend too 😎

  7. It was all Mac. He is carrying this Pats team. 🙂

    This Pats win best illustration that qbs including the “goats” need to be in well run franchises to succeed. Great ol, rbs, receivers, special teams and defence. So qbs may have more talent that others, but others are in better situations than others.

  8. That was a pathetic display by the Bills.
    When you know what your opponent is going to do and you still can’t stop them for four quarters, you’re simply not a good team. And considering where they play their games, the glaring inability to run or stop the run, this was a profound statement of their misconstruction as a football team.
    As for the Patriots, it increasingly looks like last year was a blip in their dominance of the AFC East, and perhaps the conference.

  9. McDermott really played himself by not operating the offense how they do normally and how they did in the 4th quarter. Instead he chose mirror Belichick and run the ball 25 times and help bleed the clock while having a meltdown on the sideline. 2/3 for 19 yards and the Bills still lost. Its going to take a while for McDermott to get this one out of his head.

  10. Congrats Pats! Enjoy the win. You earned it, but, I will take this loss and 20 years of Allen as my QB. I love you Josh and you are not the reason we lost.

  11. Most people will say this was a crazy game plan, but Belichick is unafraid to do anything. He may have even preferred to throw the ball zero times.

    I chuckled to myself when the “experts” predicted that the cold and wind would favor Buffalo. Everyone knows that the weirder the weather, the more you know Belichick and the Patriots will know how to exploit it.

    Looking forward to the rematch with these two teams.

  12. As a Pats fan I thought it was a very competitive game. Allen was very impressive under the conditions. Pats D more impressive in red zone.

  13. No other way to spin it. This was a horrible loss for the Bills. Credit to BB and all. But the Bills offense right now … not very good.

  14. Bill Belichik proves he can win games without a QB at all.

    Weird flex but I’m here for it.

  15. That felt like a heavyweight bout. What a game. New England is the more physical team.

    LOVED how Allen played. At least that was encouraging – and it was cool to see that he earned the respect of BB.

    Good game, Pats fans. Looking forward to the next one, and hopefully the start of a real rivalry.
    **********

    Classy comments.

  16. Can’t wait to see the Pats beat somebody good. Who couldn’t be the #1 seed with that cupcake schedule.

  17. BB > Brady. Funny how Brady cries about his draft position. If not for where he was drafted and BB, he might not have ever won a single SB.

  18. I missed the game, but it sounds as though the Bills kicker was simply worse than the Pats kicker…..I would be very wary of the Pats revival, we simply don’t score enough in big games and you can’t rely on the defence to win you every game, I think Mac Jones is doing just about Ok, he is weak in converting good drives into TD’s and isn’t great in clutch plays. The media is bigging him up, way too much. Having said all that, Great result for the Pats 👊

  19. Anybody see the Poyer/Hyde presser? Why force players on a losing team answer stupid press questions immediately after a loss? It’s just trying to get a shock story. All players are emotional after a loss or they shouldnt be out there. “Why couldnt you guys stop their running game?”. You want defensive players to answer that? Seriously? Have pressers the next day if they cant behave and ask respective questions.

  20. Funny to say Harry fumbled the ball off his face while trying to “get out of the way” of the punt. He nearly fell down watching the punt, then decided to move TOWARD it anyway. 40 mph wind gusts. Great occasion to give this bust his first assignment at punt returns, Belichick.

  21. Bills players just walked out of the press conference upset when asked how they could let the Patriots run all over them. To funny.

  22. There is absolutely nothing to conclude from watching that game. It was as bizarre as they come. 30 MPH winds gusting to 50 basically made half the field unplayable. Kudos to the Patriots for the old-school game plan. Kudos to Allen and his cannon arm for actually being able to throw the ball at least a little bit. But there really isn’t anything to learn from that game given the conditions. There is no doubt this Patriots team is tough and balanced. The rematch will tell us a lot more.

  23. He’ll yes. Poyer and Hyde should sit there and face the music. They didn’t get it done. Man up

  24. The Patriots imposed their will in the run game. Buffalo couldn’t stop it,so there was no need for Mac Jones to throw in that weather. The Bill’s got into the red zone but couldn’t fimish. Great road win in tough conditions the Patriots.

  25. Um, no. You need a decent quarterback to win multiple super bowls, let alone one. Defenses that dominate all playoff opponents are uncommon. For anyone to insinuate that it was more Belichck than it was Brady is just delusional.

  26. IronCurtainComing says:
    December 6, 2021 at 11:49 pm
    There is absolutely nothing to conclude from watching that game.

    ——
    You can conclude a ton from this game.

    Namely, the Patriots are always prepared to adjust in any way to win. Stats are for losers, and Belichick outcoaches most everyone, every week.

    His only blunder was letting N’Keal Harry anywhere near a punted ball. That guy just doesn’t have football sense.

  27. If it weren’t for the Bills shooting themselves in the foot the Pats may not have won tonight. I’ll take it though 9 and 4 plus on top of the AFC life is good.

  28. Everyone who ever even heard of the word “football” New the Patriots were going to run the ball and Buffalo STILL could not stop them.

    Take that NFL.

  29. If you’re a fan of offense this wasn’t a great game to watch… but if you’re a football fan, it was terrific. I guess this is why Patriots fans have the mantra of “In Belichick we trust.” Yes, the Patriots ran for 200+ yards, but outside a couple of runs it was solid but not great (though Stephenson looked decent in the 2nd half). I kept waiting for them to try and pass for some chunk yardage in the 4th with the wind at their back, but the coaching staff remained steadfast in their plan and in the end it worked. At the start of the season I thought if the Pats could finish above .500 and at least be in the mix for a playoff spot it would be a great feat… but being in the drivers seat for the division and maybe a first round bye after 13 games is nuts. Still think a rookie QB is going to cost them at some point, but the future looks bright.

  30. nite2al says:
    December 6, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    BB > Brady. Funny how Brady cries about his draft position. If not for where he was drafted and BB, he might not have ever won a single SB.

    ___________________________________________________

    You say this after the guy who a seventh ring, and his first without Belichick. Did you sleep through last season? How many rings does Belichick have without riding the coattails of Parcels and Brady? The answer is zero.

  31. I’m glad my Pats won, they stuck to a game plan and didn’t waver.
    That Josh Allen kid has a Bionic arm, he threw some absolute lasers into the wind. Dr. Rudy Wells, Steve Austin and Oscar Goldman would be proud of that arm.

  32. The one word that fescribes why Belicheck is the best ever: adaptation.

    Tonight, he controlledvwhat he could and let the rest take care of itself.

    Pats see the field again in 13 days when they’ll be very healthy & wiser. The future is bright.

  33. Buffalo was an endzone miss by Diggs from winning the game.
    Allen can’t do it alone, need a run game Beane….
    Buffalo is a middle linebacker away from THE elite defense. Edmunds was lost on that field.
    BB didn’t let his QB get exposed to a good defense. Smart.

  34. Sorry, NFL salaries, in part, are what they are because of the press. The free publicity generated by them is invaluable. Therefore, players will answer stupid questions , win or lose, until the day they out of the league. When day day arrives, most of the said now ex players will be wishing they were answering stupid questions

  35. Side note, the Bills had much better field position all night than the Patriots did. The Patriots earned that one.

  36. jameshodges says:
    December 6, 2021 at 11:55 pm
    Um, no. You need a decent quarterback to win multiple super bowls, let alone one. Defenses that dominate all playoff opponents are uncommon. For anyone to insinuate that it was more Belichck than it was Brady is just delusional

    —————-

    The defense looks spectacular.

  37. I’ll tell you if the Buccaneers face the Patriots in the super bowl then we’ll know for sure without a doubt the NFL is rigged!

  38. Game plan was simple, if we are not behind, we have no reason to throw. So they didn’t. And it worked. Strange but true.

  39. LOL best coached game, no choice except run, run, run when you don’t trust your quarterback and his popgun arm. One good breakaway run for a touchdown and all of a sudden he’s a genius again, please watch the games, put the Koolaid down and remove the rose colored glasses

  40. Defense wins championships, but announcers can make a great game almost unwatchable. The “team” on Monday night football was pathetic. Talk about one-sided homers. Never thought I would miss Booger!
    When you let a team run over you for 60 minutes, stop saying how great every individual player is the “best” on the team. Eat up the clock, even if you go 3 and out. Score when you get the chance and eat up more of the clock.
    BB won the game when he went for 2 after the TD, wind or not. If he hadn’t done that, Buffalo would have only needed to kick a FG to tie instead of having to score a TD.
    Great game and Buffalo is a very good team. Allen is the real deal, but the Pats find a way to win.

  41. That was a fun game. I bet it’s one of ol’ Bill’s favorites. You just know lining it up w a German fullback, two TEs, an extra OL and pounding it in that snow and wind got him all worked up. Like leather helmets Navy vs. Army in 1928 or something.

  42. There is absolutely nothing to conclude from watching that game. It was as bizarre as they come. 30 MPH winds gusting to 50 basically made half the field unplayable. Kudos to the Patriots for the old-school game plan. Kudos to Allen and his cannon arm for actually being able to throw the ball at least a little bit. But there really isn’t anything to learn from that game given the conditions. There is no doubt this Patriots team is tough and balanced. The rematch will tell us a lot more
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    Pains me to say this, as a Bills fan…the one thing we did learn, Bills coaching staff is not up to the task. There is just too much talent on this team to lose a game like this.

  43. 6burgh says:
    December 6, 2021 at 11:27 pm
    Hey Patriot fans. You have every right to be excited about Mac Jones. I see the similarities between him and Tom. There’s one thing you guys are seemingly forgetting one big thing. Draft status. Tom was a 6th rounder. Gave the Patriots the leverage when it came to second contract negations. Mac is a 1 rounder and has improved this team from last year. If the hype stays up you guys will be having a good contract to hand out to Mac. That’s going to be the difference between Mac and Tom.

    Good game tho tonight 🙂

    —————-

    That’s a 2023 problem. He’s a rookie. Jeez. A lot of improvement to make before that decision.

  44. nite2al says:
    December 6, 2021 at 11:45 pm
    BB > Brady. Funny how Brady cries about his draft position. If not for where he was drafted and BB, he might not have ever won a single SB.

    ————-

    What? No player becomes successful without good coaching, but Brady is the leading MVP candidate at 44 and he won a Super Bowl with a perennial loser in Tampa. He has basically become BB on the field. I think both Brady and BB are proving why they were virtually unstoppable together.

  45. That was a prime example of don’t lit the kid ruin it. Would have been nice to see if he could throw at all. I guess we will figure that out when they get bounced out first game

  46. The Bills have a long way to go and looks like they missed their cheap QB contract window. When your defense is stacking the box with ten guys knowing no matter what the team is not passing the ball and gets completely ran over for 200 plus yards time to look for a new D-coordinator and clearly Sean isn’t the guy to get this team over the hump also known as the Patriots. Also is the lack of talent on the defense the effect from Josh’s new contract and a lot less money to get better players. With Pats going to have a cheap QB contract for the next 3 maybe 4 years that Defense will only get better.

  47. Good old fashioned football with a fullback will win every time. Belechick knows how to beat people.Im not a Patriots fan,but I have always liked watching the Patriots play,always the best prepared team in the NFL.

  48. An all time troll win, even for Belichick, but good grief Bills. Most defensive game plans HOPE for the other team to become 1 dimensional.

  49. Bill played to win the game in the Bill’s weakness and game conditions, screw your excitement for TV…

  50. jameshodges says:
    December 7, 2021 at 12:14 am

    nite2al says:
    December 6, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    BB > Brady. Funny how Brady cries about his draft position. If not for where he was drafted and BB, he might not have ever won a single SB.

    ___________________________________________________

    You say this after the guy who a seventh ring, and his first without Belichick. Did you sleep through last season? How many rings does Belichick have without riding the coattails of Parcels and Brady? The answer is zero.
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    Did you notice how Brady employed the Pats’ offensive system after he was looking like Winston in that joke of an offense? He owes so much to BB and the Pats and could not hang around for one more season to get through the times, running to a stacked team who carried him to a SB. BB > Brady. You notice how darn nearly all QBs look good in the Pats’ system? A rookie has that team #1 in the league! That is coaching. Stop crying, Brady. How can you be picked other than 199 when you did not start on your own college team? Every day he wakes up, he should thank his lucky stars for BB.

  51. jameshodges says:
    December 7, 2021 at 12:14 am
    … How many rings does Belichick have without riding the coattails of Parcels and Brady? The answer is zero.

    ————
    or how many rings does Parcells have without Belichick, or maybe Chuck Noll without Bradshaw and a HOF defense or Bill Walsh with Montana. Yet as great a coach Shula was he had Marino for his career and won zero.

  52. Matt Patricia is back with the Patriots. Quite sure that helps. That defense is pounding. And those who are now bashing Brady… BB didn’t stint with spending on this year’s team. Brady carried that team for 20 years on BB’s bargain bin finds. I’d like to see his heir when the Pats team is denuded like in 2013-2014 season, which to me showed Brady’s mettle. He dragged that team to the conference championship. That being said, it’s more than likely that the Pats will be in the SB. Who can beat them at this point?

  53. It’s looking more and more like we will get to that Belichick vs Brady rematch in February.

  54. tedmurph says:
    December 6, 2021 at 11:36 pm
    Can’t wait to see the Pats beat somebody good. Who couldn’t be the #1 seed with that cupcake schedule.

    ~~~

    The Bills couldn’t do it with an easier schedule. Cowboys > WFT and Bills should be better than a rebuilding team with a rookie QB.

  55. What I like about Mac Jones is that he doesn’t care about his stats, only wins. As long as the team gets the W, he’s smiling. The ideal Patriot.

  56. Did you notice how Brady employed the Pats’ offensive system after he was looking like Winston in that joke of an offense? He owes so much to BB and the Pats and could not hang around for one more season to get through the times, running to a stacked team who carried him to a SB. BB > Brady. You notice how darn nearly all QBs look good in the Pats’ system? A rookie has that team #1 in the league! That is coaching. Stop crying, Brady. How can you be picked other than 199 when you did not start on your own college team? Every day he wakes up, he should thank his lucky stars for BB.

    Tom Brady the only QB that can throw for over 4500 yards and have over 50 tds 42 in the regular season (passing and rushing) 11 in the post season and SB (10 passing 1 rushing) but he’s “carried by his D”

    You want a better one example of a QB “being carried” look no further than P Manning.. 06 first SB playoffs and SB 3 tds 7 ints.

    You’re welcome….

    Brady OWNS so much space in your head it’s pathetic..
    And now the “he went to a loaded team narrative

    In the off-season when he went there you said “did you see Brady last season “he’s done”
    He can’t throw deep — wrong
    QB don’t do well in BA system the first year WRONG
    they won’t make the playoffs wrong
    He won’t make it the whole season Wrong.
    So you weee WRONG about all that and in true Brady CRYBABY fashion let’s change the narrative now
    Oh I was wrong about all that. Well forget that let’s go with this argument now.
    I’ve NEVER seen a person on here who is as Wrong as you about everything

    “Mac Jones = Josh Rosen 2.0 yeah you were WRONG about that too.

    Brady should thank BB and BB should thank TB
    It took BOTH of them to do it.

  57. didnthearwhat says:
    December 7, 2021 at 6:25 am
    LOL best coached game, no choice except run, run, run when you don’t trust your quarterback and his popgun arm. One good breakaway run for a touchdown and all of a sudden he’s a genius again, please watch the games, put the Koolaid down and remove the rose colored glasses

    ————-

    It’s never a good thing to let Belichick lure you into a staring contest or a game of chicken. He’s much more disciplined than you and better even still, he gets his group of players to buy in.

    That you can’t see last night for what it was is astonishing. Master class.

  58. When you play in Buffalo, you have to adapt to the weather, just as you do in New England. The Patriots have mastered it. The Bills have not. I would like to see what their actual game plan was, with everything factored in. Belichick had this game circled on the calendar and planned for every possible situation way ahead of time. That’s what makes him the GOAT. It wasn’t pretty, but they got the win.

  59. Brady OWNS so much space in your head it’s pathetic..
    And now the “he went to a loaded team narrative

    In the off-season when he went there you said “did you see Brady last season “he’s done”
    He can’t throw deep — wrong
    QB don’t do well in BA system the first year WRONG
    they won’t make the playoffs wrong
    He won’t make it the whole season Wrong.
    So you weee WRONG about all that and in true Brady CRYBABY fashion let’s change the narrative now
    Oh I was wrong about all that. Well forget that let’s go with this argument now.
    I’ve NEVER seen a person on here who is as Wrong as you about everything

    “Mac Jones = Josh Rosen 2.0 yeah you were WRONG about that too.

    Brady should thank BB and BB should thank TB
    It took BOTH of them to do it.
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    Football owns my headspace and obviously, I own yours. Nobody is right about everything, especially when it comes to sports. Brady is just overrated IMO, still a great QB, but gets too much credit for team and coaching success. You have you’re opinion and you are among the majority, so rejoice. Mac Jones is in a dumbed down QB system just like Brady was, so he “looks” good to you. You think he would be doing this on the Jets? BB is the man. You’re kidding yourself, if you think that is the BA offense in Tampa. Brady played well last year, but the defense was lights outs. They were a wild card team and Brees handed them a win and Rodgers outplayed him – 3 picks, really?

  60. They were a wild card team and Brees handed them a win and Rodgers outplayed him – 3 picks, really?

    Again you point out “3 picks”
    But leave out the 3 tds he also threw in that game. The 55 yard one before halftime was the difference in the game.

    And it was a combination of BA offense and plays Brady was comfortable with in NE. That’s smart

    Just like Manning said when they started his first season in Denver 2-3 in week 6 they added plays he ran in Indianapolis. He said this during the HOF game this year. So what’s the difference?

    QB will always get all the credit when a team wins it’s just the nature of the position..

    Montana had a top 5 defense every year he won the SB. But until Brady he comes as “the GOAT”

  61. homerboy says:
    December 7, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Defense wins championships, but announcers can make a great game almost unwatchable. The “team” on Monday night football was pathetic. Talk about one-sided homers. Never thought I would miss Booger!
    When you let a team run over you for 60 minutes, stop saying how great every individual player is the “best” on the team. Eat up the clock, even if you go 3 and out. Score when you get the chance and eat up more of the clock.
    BB won the game when he went for 2 after the TD, wind or not. If he hadn’t done that, Buffalo would have only needed to kick a FG to tie instead of having to score a TD.
    Great game and Buffalo is a very good team. Allen is the real deal, but the Pats find a way to win.
    ________________________________________________________________

    Allen is the real deal? You were doing a bit okay before that. First, nice strategy by Bill, but let’s get too excited about it. If Buffalo doesn’t miss that FG, we could have a whole different outcome, but that’s the NFL week in and week out. BB can be stubborn sometimes and overdue it. Nine in the box at times? Go over the top Buffalo! That was just as bad as the cover zero blitz Miami employed against the Ravens, which they had no answer for…come on coaches. Second, Allen is pretty much playing like Lamar this season, minus the comeback ability. Please tell me why he receiving praise.

  62. Pretty impressed with the Pats. I thought with the loses of brady and some very good defensive players they would be in rebuilding mode with Jones who is a happy surprise I’m sure.
    The Pats were just the better team with running and defense last night.
    The Bills arent done either but the coaches need to get it together. Cronic bitching at the refs isnt getting you any favorite calls.
    This was a case where the pats out coached the bills based on wx conditions.

  63. Brady & Belichick needed each other to win 6 SBs in a 20-year run of dominance. That’s the answer. Period. It wasn’t one or the other.

    Belichick had a mediocre season last year with lousy QB play. Brady won a ring with a completely stacked roster.

    Think Brady wins that ring if he went to the Jaguars? Think Belichick misses the playoffs if he had Aaron Rodgers under center?

    Both guys are all-time-great individually. But truly elite greatness is a team effort. These two showed what is possible when the right pieces are put together, and stay together, and stay focused on the same goal.

  64. homerboy says:
    December 7, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Defense wins championships, but announcers can make a great game almost unwatchable. The “team” on Monday night football was pathetic. Talk about one-sided homers. Never thought I would miss Booger!
    When you let a team run over you for 60 minutes, stop saying how great every individual player is the “best” on the team. Eat up the clock, even if you go 3 and out. Score when you get the chance and eat up more of the clock.
    BB won the game when he went for 2 after the TD, wind or not. If he hadn’t done that, Buffalo would have only needed to kick a FG to tie instead of having to score a TD.
    Great game and Buffalo is a very good team. Allen is the real deal, but the Pats find a way to win.
    ________________________________________________________________

    Allen is the real deal? You were doing a bit okay before that. First, nice strategy by Bill, but let’s get too excited about it. If Buffalo doesn’t miss that FG, we could have a whole different outcome, but that’s the NFL week in and week out. BB can be stubborn sometimes and overdue it. Nine in the box at times? Go over the top Buffalo! That was just as bad as the cover zero blitz Miami employed against the Ravens, which they had no answer for…come on coaches. Second, Allen is pretty much playing like Lamar this season, minus the comeback ability. Please tell me why he receiving praise.
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    This was a very tough game for both teams. I have been a Pats fan since 1960, their 1st year. Seen some great QB play in the league, and some really pathetic QB play. I always give credit where I think it is due and Josh Allen deserves a lot of credit. If his receivers and running back didn’t have “stone fingers” on several plays, this game could have been a lot different. As Tom Brady’s wife used to say, “he can’t catch the ball, too”!
    When they play again in Foxboro, I hope it as good a game as this was.
    GO PATS!

  65. 6burgh says:
    December 6, 2021 at 11:27 pm
    Hey Patriot fans. You have every right to be excited about Mac Jones. I see the similarities between him and Tom. There’s one thing you guys are seemingly forgetting one big thing. Draft status. Tom was a 6th rounder. Gave the Patriots the leverage when it came to second contract negations. Mac is a 1 rounder and has improved this team from last year. If the hype stays up you guys will be having a good contract to hand out to Mac. That’s going to be the difference between Mac and Tom.

    Good game tho tonight 🙂
    ——————————————-
    Brady’s status as a 6th rounder lasts one season, maybe two. Sure, he is cheap in the first four years, but who knows how it will work out with Mac.

    But if Mac is the answer, I do not think you know how cheap a franchise QB is. That is a bunch of 1st rounders that do not get spent on franchise QBs, that is worth a ton in itself. How much money did NE save having Brady and not having to draft QBs? And pay them? In addition to pay, think about those draft choices being able to be devoted to other positions?

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