Patriots safety Adrian Phillips: We got our face kicked in by Bills last time, we can’t harp on it

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The Patriots haven’t forgotten how ugly their last meeting with the Bills was.

In a playoff loss last postseason, the Patriots’ defense simply couldn’t stop the Bills’ offense: Buffalo ended every drive with a touchdown or kneeldown, an unprecedented feat in NFL history. As Patriots safety Adrian Phillips put it, the Patriots “went out there and basically got our face kicked in.”

Phillips said the Patriots are well aware of how badly they played in that loss to the Bills, but they also aren’t dwelling on it.

“You definitely think about [the loss], but you don’t harp on that,” Phillips said, via MassLive.com. “You look at what they did and how they were able to control the game and the plays that they were able to make. You think about them not punting the ball basically for two games. It’s a big deal. But at the same time, you can’t let that consume you.”

The Patriots host the Bills on Thursday night in a game that they need to win if they’re going to have any hope of contending in the AFC East. They can’t take another face-kicking.

17 responses to “Patriots safety Adrian Phillips: We got our face kicked in by Bills last time, we can’t harp on it

  1. Considering the Pats have kicked in the faces of Buffalo to the tune of 30+ wins in 20 years, you’d think the law of averages would kick in.

    But, the key here is, Buffalo’s constant choking and false sense of security with ZERO SBs to show for it.

    Most normal people would point to one VERY successful franchise over another, not pretend the embarrassing franchise somehow is a much better team after the 2 teams split last year in the regular season.

  2. You know what really ticks me off? They are called the NEW ENGLAND Patriots, but on Thursday night, the only local stations that will carry the game are one in Buffalo and one in Boston. I live in Maine, and for all other NFL purposes, we are treated as being local to the Patriots. But all of a sudden, because of a craven money grab by the NFL, that’s not true as to Thursday Night Football. We don’t get the Boston station here, and the usual local broadcaster out of Portland isn’t getting the game. I bet there are thousands–maybe hundreds of thousands–of Patriots and Bills fans in the same situation.

  3. I am a huge Patriots fan, have been for my whole life. I am the biggest believer in BB! So I hear me now when I say: Patriots are gonna get destroyed, like so badly, its gonna be a blood bath.

  4. onlymyopinioncounts says:
    November 30, 2022 at 12:39 pm
    7 drives – 7 TDs and no punts in 2 games is living rent free in their heads.

    —————–

    Laughable.

    6 SB rings to 0 and still nothing to show for your 2021 season after yet another legendary choke job with 13 second left.

    Only in our 2022 world would one seemingly be better than another (when it so clearly isn’t), especially after losing home field advatage because you couldn’t stop the run vs NE at home when everyone knew it was coming.

    Facepalm city.

  5. I have it on good authority that the Patriots game plan is to throw the ball 46 times and run it 3 times. I’m predicting a Patriots win, 14-10. Book it.

  6. This looks good in reports BUT staff, players, game plan change year to year. Only a few players remain and remember but they still know each game is different and it totally depends on how they play on the day.

    History does not define any result.

  7. Let’s not forget that last season cheatin TomBrady put up a pathetic 70 passer rating against that very same NE defense that was crushed by the Bills twice last season. Yikes!!

  8. Jones has a 116 rating over the last two weeks.

    I have a feeling we won’t be seeing a 3 pass game tonight.

  9. Supposed to be windy. Not sure jones can throw in wind – best chance is for a broken play long rushing TD. I know pats fans love relishing in that game where aside from the 69 yarder you averaged like 3.6 a carry. Frankly I’ll take that exact result again and the bills won’t outthink themselves and just let Allen throw and we win that exact same script 8/10 times.

  10. snackswell37 says:
    November 30, 2022 at 12:34 pm
    I am a huge Patriots fan, have been for my whole life. I am the biggest believer in BB! So I hear me now when I say: Patriots are gonna get destroyed, like so badly, its gonna be a blood bath.

    Looks like the Patriots will have no offensive line again tonight from injuries and illness so they’ll be starting scrubs like McDermott and Cajuste. Good luck Mac Jones you’re gonna need it.

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