As New England’s Offence Sputters at Home, the Bills Defeat AFC East Rival Patriots
After losing two straight games, the Buffalo Bills appear to be getting back on track.
Sure, the Bills’ win over the Detroit Lions last week was terrifying, but it’s not three victories in a row after Thursday’s 24-10 victory over the New England Patriots.
Buffalo didn’t exactly light it up offensively, but fortunately for them, the Pats’ offense was as slow as it has been all season.
But, in 2022, that’s quite ordinary for “Thursday Night Football.”
The Bills kicked a field goal after the Patriots went three-and-out, but New England responded with a 48-yard catch-and-run by Marcus Jones to take a 7-3 lead. Oh, and Jones is a cornerback who mostly serves as a returner on special teams.
However, on the Bills’ next drive, Stefon Diggs grabbed an eight-yard touchdown pass to give the Bills a three-point lead at the start of the second quarter. After forcing another punt, the Bills embarked on a sluggish but steady drive that covered only 56 yards in 14 plays but culminated with another eight-yard score by Gabe Davis, putting the Bills ahead 17-7.
The Pats were still unable to generate any offense, going three-and-out on their next two drives. However, they recovered Josh Allen’s fumble before the two-minute warning.
They moved into field goal range for a sign of life, but Nick Folk’s field goal from 48 yards doinked off the crossbar – review revealed he hit it fat, exactly like all of us on the golf course with our irons. The Patriots entered the locker room behind by ten points.