Rex Burkhead's 2 second-half TDs cap off Patriots' big win

Rex Burkhead's 2 second-half TDs cap off Patriots' big win

Rex Burkhead's 2 second-half TDs cap off Patriots' big win

ABOUT THE PATRIOTS (9-2): Quarterback Tom Brady, who leads the league in passer rating (111.7) and yards (3,374) is 26-3 against Buffalo and can set the all-time record for wins against one opponent with a victory Sunday. Sparked by Eric Lee's interception to thwart the Bills' impressive opening drive in the end zone, the unit held quarterback Tyrod Taylor and running back LeSean McCoy in check to continue its impressive momentum.

The Bills, second in the division came into this matchup with a record of (6-5) and their eyes on a potential playoff spot. That's no longer the case as quarterback Tom Brady has once again been a steadying force for the premier franchise in the current day National Football League and has them sitting at 9-2 heading into a divisional matchup with the Buffalo Bills in Week 13.

With the defense doing its thing, and Lewis (44 yards) and Burkhead (31) ripping off explosive runs to spearhead the ground game, it had an old-school AFC East type of feel to it. Lawson was carted to the locker room in the third quarter with a knee injury. Both of his scores came from inside the redzone, with the first coming from the 1-yard line and the second from the 14.

He finished 17-for-25 for 205 yards. Five interceptions from rookie Nathan Peterman led to Taylor's return, and he will again take the field as they look to upset the Patriots.

Add in a halftime adjustment to get tight end Rob Gronkowski (9 catches, 147 yards after having just 2 catches for 28 yards at the half) more involved in the second half, and that was the formula that helped produce a 23-3 victory at New Era Field. New England signed Lee, 23, off of Buffalo's practice squad on November 21.

The Patriots' 14-play drive ended with a successful field goal attempt by Stephen Gostkowski after Brady overshot wide receiver Brandin Cooks in the middle of the field.

NOTES: Patriots C David Andrews returned to action after missing two games due to illness. The Bills drafted Gilmore with the 10th overall pick in 2012.

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