The Bills offense doesn’t deserve the Bills defense.
The New England Patriots entered the night with the 7th best red zone offense in the NFL and, through three quarters, Buffalo held them to four field goals.
It was the epitome of ‘bend but don’t break’ defense. Every time the Patriots marched down the field, the Bills defense would dig their heels in at the goal line and hold New England to three points.
The defense single handedly kept the Bills in this game for 45 minutes, but the offense once again couldn’t do anything to help in a 25-6 defeat.
“I thought the defense came out and played well… offensively we shot ourselves in the foot sometimes,” said Sean McDermott.
For the seventh time in eight weeks, the Bills offense struggled to find a rhythm. They relied on Stephen Hauschka to provide the only points for Buffalo, connecting on field goals of 47 and 51 yards.
Derek Anderson turned the ball over twice including a back breaking pick-six late in the 4th quarter. He finished the game 22 of 39 for 290 yards, but went to the locker room before the finish with an unknown injury.
McDermott said after the game Anderson was being evaluated.
LeSean McCoy rushed for 13 yards on 12 carries, including a 12-yard run on the Bills first play on offense.
“I’ve had bad games but just the flow, the season, everything … This is bad. I had a 4-12 season before. This feels different. It’s tough,” said a deflated McCoy after the game.
Tom Brady finished the game 29 of 45 for 324 yards, but was held without a passing touchdown for the first time this season.
The Bills fall to 2-6 and will host the Bears on Sunday.