The New England Patriots really do dominate the Bills.
Yes, the Patriots generally dominate everybody, but they are particularly great against Buffalo. New England has won 24 of the last 26 meetings, including the last five by an average margin of 16.8 points.
Unlike the Jets, the Bills just don’t have an answer for Tom Brady and company. It doesn’t matter if it is in New York, or in Foxboro, the result is always the same. Buffalo never has enough firepower to outscore Brady, and their defense, no matter how hard they try, can’t seem to slow him down enough to get the win.
So, for a little history, here is a look back at the last five meetings between these two squads:
New England 49 Buffalo 21
This was back in the glory days of the two tight end set, where Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez wreaked havoc for days. The two dominated Buffalo in this game, combining for 15 catches, 246 yards, and three touchdown. They helped the Patriots climb out of an early 21-o first quarter deficit, as they clinched the number one seed in the AFC.
New England 52 Buffalo 28
Instead of Gronk and Hernandez leading the Pats this time, it was the running game, as Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden tore apart Buffalo’s front seven, going off for a combined 243 yards, and three touchdowns. Again, the Pats had to make a comeback, but Brady’s offense would not be derailed by the Bills.
New England 37 Buffalo 31
The Bills actually dominated this football game, outgaining the Pats 481-347, but three turnovers ruined their chance at an upset. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was responsible for two of the three turnovers, including the final one, which was a bad interception by Devin McCourty in the end zone, as the Bills were trying to take the lead in the final seconds.
New England 23 Buffalo 21
This one will forever be known as ‘The Amendola Game’. After letting Wes Welker go in free agency, the Patriots signed Danny Amendola in an attempt to replace number 83. And after the season opener in 2013, we all thought that would transpire, as Amendola was uncoverable, torturing Buffalo’s defense all game long. He came up clutch in situation after situation, most notably on New England’s final, game-winning drive. He finished the contest with 10 catches on 14 targets, and 104 big yards.
New England 34 Buffalo 20
2013’s season opener was the Amendola game, and the regular season finale was the LeGarette Blount game. Blount averaged a whopping 7.9 yards a carry on his way to 189 rushing yards, and two touchdowns. He was also excellent in the return game, bringing one kick back 83 yards, and another 62 yards.