Tom Brady lashes out at Josh McDaniels on Patriots' sideline

Jacoby Brissett Jimmy Garoppolo Tom Brady

The two-headed running back attack of Dion Lewis (15 carries, 92 yards) and Rex Burkhead (12 carries, 78 yards, 2 TDs) helped, and so did a bend-but-don't-break defense that decisively slammed the door shut in the red zone. Going 70-yards in 10 plays the Patriots were able to extend their lead thanks to a Rex Bulkhead 1-yard touchdown run. Then they did the weirdest thing and benched quarterback Tyrod Taylor despite him playing well and the team winning.

The Buffalo Bills gave their flagging playoff hopes a huge boost with a major upset on the road against a division leader and will try to do the same against one of their oldest rivals and a bitter nemesis.

Sean McDermott's gameplan clearly confused Brady in the first half, but the Bills' offense was unable to capitalize on the opportunity the defense presented.

The 59-yard drive lasted 6:21 before Gostkowski drilled his 50-yard kick, giving the Patriots a 3-0 lead. Set up by a 27-yard precision pass from Brady to Danny Amendola on the sideline the Patriots would put the first points of the day on the board. Lewis had a 44-yard gain early on in the half and Burkhead busted out for a career-long 31-yard gain on New England's final drive of the half. They gained 191 of their 435 yards on the ground. Lawson was carted to the locker room in the third quarter with a knee injury.

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I think in the beginning of football, the guy who decides to say defenders and attackers, this guy was bad. Everybody has to defend and attack, especially in modern football, so for me you can say what you want.

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 New England Patriots stuck it to the Bills at New Era Field, picking up a 23-3 victory in a game that devolved into a chippy, dirty affair.

LeSean McCoy had 93 of the Bills' 183 rushing yards. New England signed Lee, 23, off of Buffalo's practice squad on November 21.

NOTES: Patriots C David Andrews returned to action after missing two games due to illness. 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.

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