New England Patriots

New England Patriots

  • The New England Patriots are 6-6 on the season after a 24-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. Scroll down for a recap of the top highlights from the game.

  • Bills With A Back-Breaking Touchdown

    The Bills may have just put the game away on their last drive. Fifteen plays, 94 yards, 8:55 off the clock, and Devin Singletary slips into the end zone from the 1-yard line no problem. It’s now 24-7 Bills. Feels like the Patriots need a miracle now.

  • Jones Interception Overturned, Pats Punt

    Mac Jones got bailed out of a bad decision to force a throw on the run toward Hunter Henry, which Bills safety Jordan Poyer appeared to intercept, but the officials reviewed it and ruled Poyer didn’t “survive the ground.” Given a reprieve, the Patriots can’t convert on third down anyway. But they do get to punt, which was preferable to the INT. Bills have the ball back, still up 10.

  • Folk Misses Field Goal

    Nick Folk’s 48-yard field goal attempt doinks off the crossbar. Patriots squander a golden opportunity with bad situational football and give the ball back to Buffalo with 10- seconds to go in the half.

  • Uche With A Strip-Sack

    Josh Uche has been one of the few Patriots to really shine in this first half. He comes up with a potentially huge strip-sack on Josh Allen and Matthew Judon recovers the fumble. Pats now driving with a chance for a late score.

  • Bills Score Another TD, Extend Lead To 10

    Some of the worst complementary football the Patriots have played all season. A rough offensive possession has them punting from the 17, the punting unit commits a delay of game penalty to back them up to the 12, then the Bills capitalize on their great field position with a 56-yard touchdown drive. It’s now 17-7 Bills.

    Josh Allen was beyond slippery on the touchdown play. Patriots linebacker Mack Wilson had him in his grasp, but basically slipped right off as Allen flung the ball to Gabriel Davis for the 8-yard score. Bad look for Wilson, but also just a superhuman play by one of the best quarterbacks on the planet.

    We’re approaching halftime, and the Bills have yet to punt.

  • Bills Answer With Allen-To-Diggs Touchdown

    The Bills had a quick answer for the Patriots’ sneak-attack Marcus Jones touchdown. This time, it’s Josh Allen hitting Stefon Diggs for an easy 8-yard touchdown pass. One-on-one against Jonathan Jones, that looks like a mismatch.

    There were some key plays to get the Bills down in the red zone in the first place. The officials flagged Patriots cornerback Jack Jones for pass interference, which gave the Bills 22 yards, then James Cook ran up the middle for another 28. They flipped the field rather quickly, and now they’re back in the lead. It’s 10-7 Bills.

  • Patriots Score Offensive TD With … Marcus Jones???

    How about this for a twist: cornerback/punt returner Marcus Jones just caught and ran 48 yards for a touchdown. It’s now 7-3 Patriots.

  • Bills Score First

    The Bills didn’t find the end zone on their first possession, but they got down the field just enough for kicker Tyler Bass, who’s good from 48 yards. It’s now 3-0 Bills.

    Josh Allen made two chunk plays to get Buffalo into field goal range, a 19-yard completion to Stefon Diggs on second-and-10, then a 21-yard shuffle pass to Nyheim Hines on third-and-11. Two penalties – an offensive pass interference on Diggs and a false start on tackle Spencer Brown – and a sack by Josh Uche set the Bills back.

  • A First-Timer At Left Tackle?

    Something to watch closely tonight: James Ferentz was warming up at left tackle with the starting offense. Ferentz has played center and guard throughout both his professional and college career. This is going to be a strange night for the Patriots’ offensive line, one way or another.

  • Inactives: Jalen Mills, Yodny Cajuste Among Those Out

    FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 11: Jalen Mills #2 of the New England Patriots looks on during the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 11, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – AUGUST 11: Jalen Mills #2 of the New England Patriots looks on during the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 11, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    The Patriots have to deal with a key loss in the secondary on Thursday night. Jalen Mills is inactive after appearing on this week’s injury report with a groin injury. Tackle Yodny Cajuste (calf) is also out, leaving the Pats extremely thin at tackle. Isaiah Wynn (toe) was ruled out earlier this week, as was running back Damien Harris (thigh).

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