For twenty years, the Payments have been on the receiving finish of butt whoopings by the hands of the Patriots. However Buffalo acquired some much-desired nationwide TV revenge over its AFC East nemesis with a 38-9 shellacking over New England at Gillette Stadium on “Monday Night time Soccer.”
The Payments accomplished the common season sweep over the Patriots for the primary time since 1999 — the yr earlier than Invoice Belichick and Tom Brady joined forces in New England. The 29-point defeat marks the worst house lack of Belichick’s profession.
Main the way in which for Buffalo was third-year QB Josh Allen, who added one other stellar peformance to his breakout season. Allen accomplished 27 of 36 passes (75 %) for 320 yards and 4 touchdowns, pushing his season complete to a franchise-record 34 passing TDs, edging out Jim Kelly’s earlier file of 33 in 1991.
A lot of Allen’s maturation could be attributed to the addition of Stefon Diggs, who has arguably been the perfect receiver within the NFL this season. Diggs hauled in 9 catches for 145 yards and three TDs, and is now the NFL’s chief in receptions (120) and receiving yards (1,459).
Monday night time’s recreation began off with the groups exchanging subject targets on opening possessions to finish the primary quarter tied at 3-3. Buffalo went forward early within the second quarter on a 5-yard TD run by Zack Moss, however New England answered proper again as Cam Newton escaped the pocket and scrambled for a 9-yard TD to make it 10-9.
From that time on, it was all Payments. Buffalo went on to attain 4 unanswered TDs because the Patriots struggled to maneuver the ball the remainder of the night time.
Cam Newton (5-of-10 passing, 34 yards) was benched halfway by way of the third quarter in favor of Jarett Stidham, who wasn’t significantly better. Stidham accomplished 4 of 11 passes for 44 yards.
The Payments (12-3) can now lock up the No. 2 seed within the AFC with both a win or a Steelers loss to the Colts in Week 17.
The Patriots (6-9) had been already eradicated from postseason rivalry following their Week 15 loss to the Dolphins, however with tonight’s loss they’re now assured to complete the season with a shedding file for the primary time since Tom Brady’s rookie season in 1999.
Sporting Information tracked dwell scoring updates and highlights from Bills vs. Patriots on “Monday Night time Soccer.” Observe for full outcomes from the NFL Week 16 recreation.
Payments vs. Patriots rating
Payments vs. Patriots highlights from ‘Monday Night time Soccer’
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11:07 p.m. — FINAL: Payments 38, Patriots 9.
10:56 p.m. — Patriots punt. Payments get the ball again at their 17-yard line with 5:44 left within the recreation. It is only a matter of operating out the clock now.
10:50 p.m. — Payments punt. Patriots get the ball again at their 15-yard line with 7:32 remaining.
10:42 p.m. — Patriots punt. That is the fifth-straight punt for New England following one other three and out. The Payments get the ball again at their 7-yard line with 11:56 left to play. Backup QB Matt Barkley is within the recreation for Buffalo. Allen’s last line for the night time: 27-of-36 passing for 320 yards and 4 TDs.
10:35 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Make it a hat trick for Allen and Diggs as Allen rolls out to his left and throws a rope to Diggs, who makes the diving catch within the again nook of the tip zone for the 8-yard rating. Buffalo leads 38-9 with 13:16 remaining within the fourth quarter
10:31 p.m. — END OF 3Q: Payments 31, Patriots 9. Buffalo has it, first and 10 at its 45-yard line to start out the fourth quarter.
10:23 p.m. — Patriots punt. Stidham is ready to transfer the ball previous midfield, however New England opts to punt on fourth and 4 from the Buffalo 47-yard line. Daring technique, Payments get the ball again at their 5-yard line with 5:41 remaining within the third quarter.
10:15 p.m. — Payments punt. The Patriots get the ball again at their 5-yard line with 8:20 left within the third quarter. Jarrett Stidham is in at QB for New England.
10:08 p.m. — Patriots punt. New England goes three and out on its first possession of the second half and Buffalo takes over at its 29-yard line with 9:29 remaining within the third quarter.
10:02 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Allen and Diggs join once more for an 18-yard rating to increase Buffalo’s result in 31-9 with 11:28 left within the third quarter. This one is beginning to get ugly.
9:54 p.m. — We’re again for the second half as Buffalo receives the kickoff.
9:39 p.m. — HALF: Payments 24, Patriots 9.
9:32 p.m. — Two-minute Warning. Patriots have it, second and three at their 30-yard line with two timeouts remaining.
9:26 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Allen hits Steffon Diggs on a deep slant route, and Diggs burns the Pats’ protection for a 50-yard rating. Buffalo leads 24-9 with 3:55 left within the second quarter.
9:19 p.m. — Patriots punt. One other three and out for New England and the Payments get the ball again at their 33-yard line with 4:42 remaining within the half.
9:12 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Josh Allen finds Lee Smith for a large open TD from 4 yards out. Buffalo leads 17-9 with 5:32 left to play within the first half.
Each QBs have had some spectacular runs tonight. Allen scrambled for the primary right here on this 11-yard acquire on third down.
9:00 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. A pleasant reply for New England as Cam Newton in some way escapes the strain and rumbles into the tip zone for a 9-yard rating. People misses the PAT, so Buffalo nonetheless leads, 10-9 with 10:39 remaining within the second quarter.
8:50 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Zack Moss punches it in from 5 yards out and Buffalo takes the lead, 10-3 with 14:50 left within the second quarter.
8:46 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Payments 3, Patriots 3. Buffalo has it, first and purpose on the 5-yard line to start out the second quarter. New England had an opportunity to get the turnover with an interception on the ultimate play of the quarter, however was flagged for offsides on the play.
The Payments had been capable of prolong the drive with this sneaky faux punt as Jaquan Johnson, the upback, accomplished a move for the primary down.
8:35 p.m. — Patriots punt. Three and out for New England on its second possession and the Payments will get the ball again at their 30-yard line with 5:18 left within the first quarter.
8:30 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, BILLS. Buffalo will get into the purple zone however New England comes up with the cease to carry them to a 22-yard subject purpose try. Tyler Bass connects to tie it up at 3-3 with 6:43 remaining within the first quarter.
8:19 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, PATRIOTS. New England missed out on a giant trick play as Damierre Byrd dropped an ideal move from Cam Newton, so it’s going to accept a 45-yard subject purpose from Nick People to take a 3-0 lead with 12:44 left within the first quarter.
8:15 p.m. — Payments win the toss. They will defer and the Patriots will obtain to start out the sport.
Payments vs. Patriots begin time
- Date: Monday, Dec. 28
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel (nationwide): ESPN
- Reside stream: ESPN app, fuboTV
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