BUFFALO, N.Y. (WPRI) – The Patriots rolled over the Buffalo Bills, 41-25, in a Week 4 rematch on Sunday.
During Week 4, the Bills humbled the Patriots at Foxboro, handing them their only loss of the 2016 season.
But Sunday, with Tom Brady back under center, the offense fired on all cylinders. Brady was 22 of 33 for 315 yards with touchdown passes to Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski caught five passes for 109 yards; in Week 4, limited by an injury, he had only one catch for 11 yards.
Kicker Stephen Gostkowski also appeared to bounce back from a stretch of missed kicks, hitting two field goals and five extra points.
Buffalo sorely missed LeSean McCoy, their top running back, who was inactive, but Mike Gillislee ran for 85 yards and quarterback Tyrod Taylor proved elusive all game and added almost 50 more yards scrambling. Taylor was 19 of 38 for 183 yards.
The Bills scored with less than a minute left in the game and executed a two-point conversion in front of mostly-empty stands.
The Bills fall to 4-4 on the season while the Patriots improve to 7-1 and head into their bye week.