For two decades, the Bills have been the butt of shouting asses at the hands of the Patriots. But Buffalo got a much-desired national television revenge on their AFC East nemesis with a 38-9 bombing of New England at Gillette Stadium on “Monday Night Football.”
The Bills finished the regular-season sweep on the Patriots for the first time since 1999 – the year before Bill Belichick and Tom Brady joined forces in New England. The 29-point loss marks the worst home loss of Belichick’s career.
Third-year quarterback Josh Allen led the way for Buffalo, who added another stellar performance to his breakout season. Allen completed 27 of 36 passes (75%) for 320 yards and four touchdowns, pushing his season total to a franchise record of 34 passing touchdowns, beating Jim Kelly’s previous record of 33 in 1991.
Much of Allen’s maturation can be attributed to the addition of Stefon Diggs, who has arguably been the best receiver in the NFL this season. Diggs had nine catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns, and is now the NFL leader in receptions (120) and receiving yards (1,459).
Monday night’s game began with the teams exchanging goals on the opener to end the first quarter tied at 3-3. Buffalo took the lead early in the second quarter on a 5-yard TD led by Zack Moss, but New England responded right away as Cam Newton slipped out of the pocket and looked for a 9-yard TD to carry. the score at 10-9.
From that point on, there were only bills. Buffalo then scored four unanswered touchdowns as the Patriots struggled to move the ball the rest of the night.
Cam Newton (5 of 10 assists, 34 yards) was benched midway through the third quarter in favor of Jarett Stidham, who wasn’t much better. Stidham completed 4 of 11 passes for 44 yards.
The Bills (12-3) can now lock in the AFC’s No.2 seed with a Steelers win or loss to the Colts in Week 17.
The Patriots (6-9) have already been eliminated from playoff competition following their Week 15 loss to the Dolphins, but with tonight’s loss they are now guaranteed to end the season with a loss record for the first time since Tom Brady’s rookie season in 1999.
Sporting News followed live score updates and highlights from Bills vs Patriots on “Monday Night Football”. Follow the full results of the NFL Week 16 game.
Bills vs Patriots score
Bills vs Patriots, ‘Monday Night Football’ Highlights
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11:07 p.m. – FINAL: Bills 38, Patriots 9.
10:56 p.m. – Punt des Patriots. The Bills reclaim the ball at their 17-yard line with 5:44 left. It’s just a matter of timing now.
10:50 p.m. – Bills punt. The Patriots reclaim the ball at their 15-yard line with 7:32 to go.
10:42 p.m. – Punt des Patriots. It is the fifth consecutive punt for New England after three more games. The Bills reclaim the ball at their 7-yard line with 11:56 to go. Backup quarterback Matt Barkley is in the game for Buffalo. Allen’s last line for the night: 27 of 36 passes for 320 yards and four touchdowns.
10:35 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Do a hat trick for Allen and Diggs as Allen rolls to his left and throws a rope at Diggs, who dives into the back corner of the end zone for 8 yards. Buffalo leads 38-9 with 13:16 left in the fourth quarter
10:31 p.m. – END OF 3Q: Bills 31, Patriots 9. Buffalo has it, first and 10 at his 45-yard line to start the fourth quarter.
10:23 p.m. – Punt des Patriots. Stidham is able to move the ball past midfield, but New England choose to clear the fourth and fourths of Buffalo’s 47-yard line. A bold strategy, the Bills recovered the ball at their 5-yard line with 5:41 left in the third quarter.
10:15 p.m. – Bills punt. The Patriots reclaim the ball at their 5-yard line with 8:20 left in the third quarter. Jarrett Stidham is at QB for New England.
10:08 p.m. – Punt des Patriots. New England made three and knocked out their first possession in the second half and Buffalo took over at their 29-yard line with 9:29 left in the third quarter.
10:02 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Allen and Diggs connect again for 18 yards to extend Buffalo’s lead to 31-9 with 11:28 left in the third quarter. This one is starting to get ugly.
9:54 p.m. – We’re back for the second half as Buffalo gets kicked off.
9:39 p.m. – HALF: Bills 24, Patriots 9.
9:32 p.m. – Two-minute warning. The Patriots have it, second and third at their 30-yard line with two timeouts.
9:26 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Allen hits Steffon Diggs down a steep road, and Diggs burns the Pats’ defense for 50 yards. Buffalo leads 24-9 with 3:55 left in the second quarter.
9:19 p.m. – Punt des Patriots. Three more and out for New England and the Bills reclaim the ball at their 33-yard line with 4:42 left in the half.
9:12 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Josh Allen finds Lee Smith for a wide open TD at 4 yards. Buffalo leads 17-9 with 5:32 left in the first half.
Both QBs had impressive runs tonight. Allen fell out for the first here on that 11-yard gain on the third down.
9:00 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. A nice answer for New England as Cam Newton somehow escapes the pressure and rumbles in the end zone for a score of 9 yards. Folk misses the PAT, so Buffalo still leads, 10-9 with 10:39 left in the second quarter.
8:50 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Zack Moss hits it from 5 yards and Buffalo takes the lead, 10-3 with 14:50 left in the second quarter.
8:46 p.m. – END OF 1Q: Bills 3, Patriots 3. Buffalo had it first and goal at the 5-yard line to start the second quarter. New England had a shot at getting the turnover with an interception on the quarterfinal final play, but were flagged for offside on the play.
The Bills were able to extend the run with that sneaky fake punt as the ascendant Jaquan Johnson completed a pass for the first down.
8:35 p.m. – Punt des Patriots. Three and out for New England on their second possession and the Bills will recover the ball at their 30-yard line with 5:18 left in the first quarter.
8:30 p.m. – FIELD OBJECTIVE, BILLS. Buffalo enters the red zone, but New England stops to hold them back on a 22-yard field goal attempt. Tyler Bass connects to tie it at 3-3 with 6:43 left in the first quarter.
8:19 p.m. – FIELD OBJECTIVE, PATRIOTS. New England missed a big thing as Damierre Byrd lost a perfect pass from Cam Newton, so they’ll settle for a 45-yard field goal from Nick Folk to take a 3-0 lead with 12:44 to play in the first. trimester.
8:15 p.m. – Tickets win the raffle. They will differ and the Patriots will receive to start the game.
Bills vs Patriots Start Time
- Dated: Monday 28 December
- Start: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Direct: ESPN app, fuboTV
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