Check out our New England Patriots full team grades from their victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 13.
The New England Patriots hot streak continued in Week 13. The Patriots entered the game on a seven-game winning streak and the Buffalo Bills proved no match in snapping it. New England blew out their AFC East rivals 23-3 as they controlled things on both sides of the ball.
Things didn’t start off well for the Patriots, as their banged-up defense looked like it would struggle to slow down the Bills. Buffalo was in the midst of their second longest drive of the season and knocking on the end zone. Then, the Patriots got a little pressure and forced Tyrod Taylor into a poor pass and interception. That would be the closest the Bills would get to being ahead in the game.
The Patriots would get a field goal off the turnover, while the Bills offense quickly went into a funk. New England’s performance defensively was impressive given all of the players they were missing because of injury.
However, the Bills suffered a major injury in the game, as Taylor hurt his knee the first play of the game. That derailed an already stagnant offense and the Patriots were able to take full advantage.
What will be discussed the most in this game is the cheap shot that Rob Gronkowski took at Tre’Davious White. White was placed in the league’s concussion protocol as a result, and Gronkowski could face a suspension in addition to a hefty fine.
With the victory, the Patriots record moves to 10-2 on the season. They can lock up the AFC East division next week, and, at worst, will remain tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers atop the AFC.
Before we get into those games, let’s take a look at the victory over the Bills. Check out our full team grades for the Patriots from the win over the Bills in Week 13.