Bills upset on the road in Foxborough

Alex Campbell
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Monday, October 23, 2023

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The New England Patriots shocked the NFL world in dramatic fashion, defeating the Buffalo Bills, 29-25, at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

After blowing their lead late in the fourth quarter when Josh Allen rushed it in from one yard out, Mac Jones and the Patriots’ offense took the field down three with less than two minutes left.  Rhamondre Stevenson burst through a hole and picked up 34 yards on the first play of the drive, marching into Bills’ territory. A few plays later Stevenson was tackled in the backfield to force third-and-8.  The Pats would have had to take a long field goal to tie if they couldn’t convert, but Jones found Hunter Henry for 14 yards to extend the drive with 47 seconds left to play. A few plays later Jones connected with his other tight end, Mike Gesicki in the end zone for the game winning touchdown.

Allen and the Bills had a chance at the end, but with such little time remaining it was a very tall task.  A deep ball to Diggs looked like it just might find paydirt but fell incomplete.  Allen would fumble on the next play to end the game, and Gillette Stadium erupted.

New England was turning heads before the final thrilling quarter, as they kicked a field goal and picked off Allen to start the game. Off that interception, they scored the game’s first touchdown, a run by Ezekial Elliot to make it 10-0 early.

The Bill’s just couldn’t sort things out in the red zone in the first half, attempting two field goals with Tyler Bass only making just one. The score was 13-3 at halftime, and it quickly became 22-10 as the clock wound down into the 4th quarter. 

The Bills went up tempo no-huddle on offense needing two scores in the 4th and it worked, five plays later Allen found Stefon Diggs for a 25-yard score.  The drive consumed less than 2 minutes on the game clock, and brought the Bills back to within

But it just wasn’t in the cards.  Jones, who had really been struggling and on a 4-game losing streak coming into this one, was able to direct the game-winning drive and help give Belichick his 300th career win.

The Bills will try to right the ship at home on Thursday night football this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are coming off a loss as well having dropped a close game at home against the falcons in week 7.