- So much for Rex having a beat on how to slow down Tom Brady. The Patriots passed on their first 10 plays and kept spreading out the Bills all game. Brady threw the ball 59 times for 466 yards and three scores. The Patriots' running backs had a grand total of 10 carries. Brady continually found advantageous matchups with linebackers on Rob Gronkowski, Dion Lewis or Julian Edelman depending on the play. Those three receivers alone accounted for 24 catches and 308 yards.
"Can't give up 500 yards and turn it over three times," Ryan said after the game. "We did a horse---- job and it's my responsibility."
- Coach Bill Belichick and Brady only know one speed. They kept throwing the ball every down and going empty backfield even while up by three scores in the fourth quarter. They went for a 40-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-1 midway through the fourth quarter. After constantly failing to put the Bills away, Buffalo crept all the way back to only five points down with just over four minutes left.
- Tyrod Taylor's final numbers (242 yards, three TDs, three interceptions, two fumbles) look even better than his overall effort. He showed some serious red flags, getting sacked eight times. Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins combined for 5.5 sacks, although most of those were on Taylor for holding the ball too long.
- This game was an indictment on all that Rex believes holy. The Bills were the far superior running team with 160 yards on the ground. LeSean McCoy looked much more explosive than last week. It didn't matter. Ryan believes in an ultra-aggressive defensive unit, but New England's fast pace effectively neutered Ryan's ability to scheme up pressures or substitute players.