New England Patriots: Good, Bad, and Ugly vs Buffalo Bills
This game was a battle of undefeated teams. Early in the season, it would be who would sit up top the AFC East. This division has been dominated by the New England Patriots. This game took place in Orchard Park, New York home of the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots have owned the head to head series for a while. Both teams have good defenses. Many experts had this being a low scoring game. It ended in a 16-10 win for the Patriots. The Bills had their chances to win. They lost their starting quarterback Josh Allen after he suffered a head injury. The Bills defense had Tom Brady and the Patriots offense off all day. Here is the good, bad and ugly for the Patriots vs Bills.
The Good: Patriots Defense
The defense has been the bright spot all year. I know we are only 4 games into the season, but they have helped the offense. We all know how good Tom Brady and the offense is. Now with both working, it will be hard to beat the Patriots for the rest of the season. The Patriots defense caused three turnovers. They had three interceptions and on all those turnovers the Patriots score points. Josh Allen before he left with an injury was inaccurate, he finished the game 13 for 28 for 153 yards. His problem was the three interceptions. On all of them, they were deep passes towards the sidelines. Allen was trying to make something happen that wasn’t there. This was the big reason why the Bills lost their undefeated season. In a close game down the stretch, the Patriots defense will keep their opponents off the board.
The Bad: Patriots Offense
The Bills defense made Tom Brady and the Patriots offense look amateur today. The Bills defense had constant pressure on Tom Brady all day. The Patriots only averaged 3.2 yards a carry. The run game has been a big part of the Patriots offense so far this year. Tom Brady also threw one interception. This was not the same Patriots defense we are used to seeing. This is the first time this year they had scored under 30 points. The Bills defense was ready for the quick screens the Patriots are known for. They also held James White and Sony Michael from having a break out games. Now I am sure the Patriots will adjust moving forward and when they meet the Bills later this year.
The Ugly: Bills Turnovers and Special Teams
This team came into this game beating the both the New York Giants and Jets, and the Cincinnati Bengals. They did enough on defense as I listed above. Josh Allen made too many mistakes and cost the Bills the game. The Bills also had a punt blocked that went for a Patriots touchdown. Now that the Bills have played a good team like the Patriots who they will see later in the season. The Bills will have to avoid mistakes if they plan to be a thorn in the side of the Patriots for the AFC East title.
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