The Buffalo Bills had a heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots, 14-10 in a game that was not like anything you have seen before, or at least for a long time.
The game featured wind gusts 40-45 mph, which led to the Patriots deciding to run over 40 times and only having rookie quarterback Mac Jones throw three total passes (just one in the first half).
The Bills on the other hand, had Josh Allen do plenty during the game, as he threw for 145 yards and one touchdown with zero turnovers. Allen only had a 75 passer rating, but considering the brutal weather conditions, it was a good game.
Unfortunately, the rest of the team didn’t play well. Tight end Dawson Knox dropped multiple passes, all of which would have kept drives going and one that could’ve been a potential touchdown.
The Bills had untimely penalties. Head coach Sean McDermott had questionable time management decisions, and the Bills could not stop the run.
After the game, Bills safeties Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde were asked if they were embarrassed by the performance against the run.
Poyer asked “what kind of question is that?” and after they were leaving the media room, Hyde showed further dissatisfaction.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen made sure that he let it be known the adverse weather conditions were not an excuse.
I don’t know if it affected us too bad,” said Allen.
Allen, Knox and center Mitch Morse all said they have to be better in the red zone and figure that part of the offense out in a hurry.
The Bills next play at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday at 4:25 pm. They’re 7-5 and now sit on the cusp of the playoffs. The Bills are still likely to make the playoffs, but the AFC East division crown is slipping away as the Patriots are one and half games ahead.