The Bills' quarterback in their most lopsided win of the past five years might be called to make a spot start again Sunday.
Barkley completed just 9 of 16 passes for 127 yards. The seventh-year QB initially drove Buffalo down the field upon taking over for Allen, completing a 28-yard pass to John Brown on his first snap. The Bills would reach the New England 2 before turning the ball over on downs. After a pair of three-and-outs, Barkley again moved the chains through the air with four straight completions. But on third-and-9 from the Patriots 39, Barkley was picked off by Jamie Collins to seal the loss.
Allen, who was picked off three times himself, exited the field after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Pats CB Jonathan Jones during a scramble.