A PR person from the Patriots tried to stop Rob Gronkowski from commenting, but not before he got out a cheeky: "I think that was for the Bills".
Four weeks later, the Bills' 16-0 shutout seemed like it must have happened another world ago, especially after Brady threw for 315 yards and four touchdown passes in Sunday's win.
Brady improved to 26-3 against the Bills, tying Brett Favre's National Football League record for most wins against a single opponent.
ABOUT THE BILLS (4-3): Buffalo posted a victory margin of almost 18 points during the four-game winning streak, but struggled in Miami with its top offensive weapon hobbled.
The 41 points by the Patriots were the most allowed by the Bills this season.
It didn't take long for Brady to get back to work after halftime.
"Seven wins is a good place".
You may recall that in the first meeting of the teams, the Bills reacted angrily when the Patriots finished their pre-game warmups and strolled through the Bills' warmup formation on the other side of the field as they retired to their locker room. Where do we put him? "We made way too many mistakes, mistakes we haven't made all season". Mistakes that we haven't made all season.
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OK, that's a bit of revisionist history, at least if we go back to the beginning. Danny Amendola ran back the kickoff 73-yards to the Buffalo 24-yard line. The veteran kicker was a ideal 7-for-7 on kicks during the Patriots' 41-25 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Gronkowski broke Morgan's mark even though he has played in almost half as many games. But his slump - he missed a field goal or extra point in eight of his previous 12 games - was one of the few concerns of this Super Bowl favorite Pats team. "Tom's dispersing the ball so well". Tyrod Taylor took advantage by running it in from 26 yards out for Buffalo's first points of the second half. LeSean McCoy, who rushed for 470 yards and five touchdowns during the four-game run, managed only 11 yards against the Dolphins while battling a balky hamstring that kept him out of practice Thursday.
"That set us up for the whole second half", Brady said. Buffalo eventually went on to score on Taylor's 26-yard run to cut the Patriots lead to 31-17 midway through the third quarter.
Gronkowski then acknowledged he's not very familiar with Morgan, who played for the Patriots from 1977-89. [Image by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images] With three rushing touchdowns, the Buffalo Bills were essentially reminded of what the team could do if their passing game had been more productive against the New England Patriots. Hogan caught a 53-yard bomb from Brady on New England's next possession.
In the first quarter, Buffalo opened the scoring on a Dan Carpenter 23-yard field goal.
But by late in the second quarter, a solitary finger held aloft could have meant something else as it pertains to Gronkowski. Come on. Any chance the Bills were going to have in this game depended on Rex Ryan's defense confusing Brady and hopefully holding the score down.So much for that.There is always a lot of talk about how to defend Brady. On the drive, the Patriots were 4/4 on third down, an area where the Bills defense has struggled at times this season.
-Charles Clay left the game with a shoulder injury in the first half, but was cleared and returned.
"You lose", Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus said.