Bedard’s Breakdown II: Josh McDaniels has finest hour of the season as Patriots offense takes big step

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

Exactly one month ago, we were of the opinion, based on the shortcomings of the personnel, that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was facing the coaching job of his career down the stretch of this season.

Well, after the Patriots' 24-17 victory over the Bills, consider that job aced so far. There is still a long way to go against much better competition before anyone's patting each other on the back, but the Patriots' offense finally showed signs of life against the Bills. What did we like and how did McDaniels do it?