Sal's Sticks: Patriots at Bills

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Lastly, why the Bills thought they could repeatedly get away with assigning a tight end to block him, I have no idea.

For the second consecutive week, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had the most success targeting the middle of the field against the Buffalo defense.

"While Bills fans are often known for excessive antics, throwing sex toys onto the field has somehow become a tradition during games against the Patriots", the bleacherreport story explained.

We're looking for Brady to mix things up and spreading the ball around this week. Hence the Patriots did not get a point.

With rookie Josh Allen already sidelined with an elbow injury, recently-signed veteran Derek Anderson suffered a concussion late in Monday night's game.

For the season, Poyer is the third-leading tackler on the Buffalo defense, with 42 combined tackles. Flowers and the other players on the edge have a chance to not only increase their own stats a bit but to influence the game this week.

The Bills offense continued its anemic ways in being held to under 7 points for the fourth time this season - once more than that's happened from 2013-17.

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What hurts more is McCoy knowing how the offense has let down the defense.

He was escorted off the field with 1:25 left when he was sacked by Kyle Van Noy.

The offense threatened again in the early second quarter after Chris Hogan hauled in a 29-yard pass, but again, the group settled for a field goal. Add to it these numbers running and it will not be a good outcome, and wasn't.

The Bills last won a Monday night game at home on September 26, 1994, when Thurman Thomas ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns as they defeated the John Elway-quarterbacked Denver Broncos, 27-20, at what was then known at Rich Stadium.

Say this much for the Bills: They played complementary football in losing at Indianapolis, 37-5, last Sunday; the Bills' offense turned the ball over five times, while their defense allowed the Colts to gallop for 220 yards. He should continue to soak up work in the passing game even if Michel returns for Week 9 versus the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football.

And, in fairness, he wasn't terrible against the Patriots, completing 22 of 39 passes for 290 yards ... but the odds were stacked against him as soon as he signed with Buffalo.

Anderson targeted Chung a game-high ten times and only completed five of those passes for 34 yards. Their 131 points in that span are their most in a four-game period since they tallied 147 points in Weeks 2-5 in 1989.

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