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Another heartbreaking loss in New England. Sunday's setback may of hurt the most in the last 10 years. The Bills dropped to 3-6 with their 12th straight loss in Foxborough and their 18th defeat in the last 19 matchups with the Patriots. Sunday's 37-31 loss marked the sixth straight game the Pats scored 30 or more against the Bills.
What hurts is the fact the Bills made a team-record 35 first downs and outgained the Pats, 481 to 347. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick played as well as he could. He completed 27-of-40 for 337 yards and two touchdowns, but his final pass could of been a touchdown if TJ Graham had ran the right pattern. The question I have is why was Fitz going to the rookie anyway?
It was a defining moment for Fitz and the Bills. Trailing by six points they took over possession with 2:06 left on their own 20. Fitzpatrick hit Stevie Johnson for 21 yards and Donald Jones for 14 yards. Four plays later Spiller took a short pass and ran 14 yards to the Pats’ 15.
But on second down Devon McCourty picked off Fitz.
The Bills’ defense allowed the Pats to score a field goal and three touchdowns in their first four possessions. Buffalo did better in the second half, holding the Pats to a touchdown and two field goals in five possessions. In the end three turnovers and 14 penalties cost the Bills, who have lost five of six heading into Thursday's game versus Miami.