Everything you need to know from the Patriots’ loss to the Bills in quickie form, with BSJ insight and analysis:
Newton fumbles it away: The Patriots appeared to be driving towards a game-winning drive deep in Bills territory when CamNewton was stripped by reserve Bills DT JustinZimmer at the 14-yard line with 31 seconds remained to fall 3.5 games behind Buffalo in the AFC East.
"I'm jeopardizing this team's success by my lackluster performance protecting the football," Newton said. "I didn't get the job done today."
Three of the Patriots' five losses have come by six points or less.
"This is the third time we've been in this situation and we just haven't made enough plays," said BillBelichick. "We had our opportunities today, obviously. ... Just came up a little short. Disappointing."
OH NO CAM
Cam Newton loses the football on the final drive of the game to secure a Bills win!
Defense gets torn up: The Bills rushed 38 times for 190 yards. In the second half, three of the Bills' four drives went for more than 50 yards and resulted in 17 points. Buffalo had runs of 21, 19, 18. 17 and 14 yards. The Bills seemed to target AdrianPhillips and Ja'WhaunBentley in the box, and the line got gashed all day and it got worse after Lawrence Guy left with a shoulder injury.