Spiller and Jackson combined for 150 yards on the ground and another 96 through the air. Both backs penetrated into the second and third level of New England's defense repeatedly as Buffalo climbed back into the game in the second half.
the Patriots' defense is young. The front seven has potential. I love the way defensive ends Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich were employed early -- stationed wide outside the tackles and set free to heat-seek Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick -- but the secondary (and we're not breaking news here) shows no ability to slow down a fast-paced passing game that uses its backs the way Buffalo did Sunday.
It was another win for the Patriots, but New England will go only as far as its offense can take them -- or the defense will allow -- in 2012.