Quick Take: Pats beat Bills, stay atop AFC East

It was over when ...
Patriots rookie RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis finished a 19-play drive in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run that gave New England a 20-3 lead. Green-Ellis carried the ball eight times on the drive, helping the Patriots burn 9:08 off the clock.

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Wes Welker recorded season highs in receptions (10) and yards (107), passing former Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith to become the only player in NFL history with at least six catches in his team's first nine games.

Key stat
The Patriots allowed just one sack on Matt Cassel. After allowing Cassel to be sacked 28 times through their first seven games, the Patriots have given up one sack over their last two games.

Noteworthy
New England's 19-play scoring drive tied a franchise record. ... The Patriots have won 10 straight games against the Bills. Under Bill Belichick, New England has not lost to the Bills at home. ... Since the beginning of the 2003 season, New England is 16-1 in games following a loss. ... Green-Ellis has scored a touchdown in four consecutive games. ... The Bills have lost four of their last five games after starting the season 4-0.

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