Running game, stingy defense support fiery Tom Brady in win over Bills

Beth Cruz
December 4, 2017

The New England Patriots will be without a key contributor in its defensive line rotation for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, as defensive end Trey Flowers has been downgraded to out due to a rib injury. The former Buffalo Bills back will not get a chance to take it to his former team on Sunday. Tom Brady and company had also won 13 straight road games and had also came victorious in their last five trips to the Bills' home field. The 44-yard run was the longest of Lewis' career. That was a game Jacoby Brissett started for the Patriots in place of Brady, who was serving the fourth and final game of his "Deflategate" suspension. Five snaps later, facing second-and-10 from New England's' 37, Webb slightly overthrew Travaris Cadet, who was open deep over the middle.

A victory Sunday at New Era Field would put Brady alone atop the ranks with 27 wins against the Bills.

Stephen Hauschka booted a 49-yard field goal as Buffalo trailed 9-3 at the half.

The second half was a different story offensively. Going 70-yards in 10 plays the Patriots were able to extend their lead thanks to a Rex Bulkhead 1-yard touchdown run.

Sunday will mark Brady's fifth December game in western NY, with the first coming in 2001 and proving to be one of the most memorable. The 26-year-old played in nine games this season for Tampa Bay and caught two passes for 21 yards and had three carries for 17 yards before being released on Nov 17. The highlight: A 30-yard reception down the right sideline that he ripped away from Buffalo rookie corner Tre'Davious White. Sparked by Eric Lee's interception to thwart the Bills' impressive opening drive in the end zone, the unit held quarterback Tyrod Taylor and running back LeSean McCoy in check to continue its impressive momentum.

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