Fitz was hot early, throwing for 246 yards and two scores in the first half, but managed just 61 yards and was picked off a season-high four times in the second half. One of the few bright spots was receiver Derek Hagan, who had seven receptions for 89 yards and drew a big pass-interference penalty to set up the first score.
They played well early, but were torched in the second half. Tom Brady exploited the Bills by completing 15 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns to tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. Brady, who supposedly has a sore non-throwing shoulder, is now 18-2 against Buffalo. Grade: D-minus
Brandon Coutu, who was signed just last week because of injuries, missed a 45-yard field goal attempt at the end of the half. Justin Rogers had an off day returning kicks, resulting in Bills drive starts at their 16- and 15-yard lines. Brian Moorman was solid, with a 61-yard punt and two boots inside the Patriots 20. Grade: C-minus
A sweep of the perennial AFC East champs would have been a nice way to end the season, but the Bills remain light-years behind Bills Belichick and Tom Brady. Gailey and general manager Buddy Nix have a ton of work to do to make this team respectable. Grade: D
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