Rex Burkhead's 2 second-half TDs cap off Patriots' big win

Sheri Evans
December 4, 2017

Linebacker Trevor Reilly will miss Sunday's game with a concussion, defensive end Trey Flowers is out with an injury to his ribs, wide receiver Chris Hogan is out with a shoulder injury and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon is still nursing an ankle injury. Grissom has appeared in four games this season, with his lone tackle coming in New England's Week 3 win over Houston.

With the defense doing its thing, and Lewis (44 yards) and Burkhead (31) ripping off explosive runs to spearhead the ground game, it had an old-school AFC East type of feel to it.

The Pats are now 10-2 on the season, while the Bills drop to 6-6.

- Tom Brady went 21-of-30 passing for 258 yards en route to his 27th career victory over the Buffalo Bills as the New England Patriots won 23-3 on Sunday for their eighth straight victory. The fifth-round draft pick proved he wasn't ready two weeks ago, throwing five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers.

Brady took off his helmet and made his way to the bench from there.

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor was carted to the locker room with a knee injury early in the fourth quarter and did not return. Going 70-yards in 10 plays the Patriots were able to extend their lead thanks to a Rex Bulkhead 1-yard touchdown run.

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Taylor finished 9 of 18 for 65 yards and a costly interception on Buffalo's opening possession with the Bills facing first-and-goal at the Patriots 6.

The Bills introduced some trickery in a bid to spark their offence by using third-string quarterback Joe Webb in several wildcat formations.

Brady and McDaniels have been together for 14 years with the Patriots.

One positive from the first half has been the play of former Bill Eric Lee, who seems to be flourishing in his new haunts.

Bills: Continue three-game homestand, hosting Indianapolis on December 10.

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