FOXBOROUGH, MASS. - (WKBW) Devin McCourty's late interception in the Patriots' endzone sealed the Bills' sixth loss of the season on Sunday. Buffalo lost in New England for the 12th consecutive game, this time 37-31.
The Bills (3-6) trailed for the entire game. After Stephen Gostkowski's 43-yard field goal opened the scoring in the first quarter, Stevan Ridley tacked on a one-yard touchdown run to make the score 10-0 after one quarter of play.
Buffalo kicker Rian Lindell cut it to a seven-point ballgame with a 41-yard field goal in the second quarter. The Pariots (6-3) followed with a Danny Woodhead 15-yard touchdown scamper to make things 17-3.
The back-and-forth continued in the quarter when Fred Jackson countered with a 14-yard touchdown, Rob Gronkowski answered with a 2-yard touchdown grab from Tom Brady, then Scott Chandler ended the first half scoring with a 3-yard TD catch from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Buffalo trailed New England 24-17 at the half.
Woodhead opened the scoring in the second half with an 18-yard catch and run from Brady. Jackson responded with his second score of the game, a one-yard run into the endzone.
Two more Gostkowski field goals and a Donald Jones touchdown later, the Bills were on the move. Down 37-31 Buffalo got the ball with 2:06 to go in the game. The Bills drove 65-yards to the Patriots' 15-yard line. That's when Fitzpatrick threw into the endzone looking for rookie wideout T.J. Graham. Instead, McCourty intercepted the ball, clinching the win for New England.
Bills running back Fred Jackson suffered a head injury in the fourth quarter.
The Bills established a new franchise record in the game with 35 first downs.
The Bills incurred 14 penalties for 148 yards.
The Bills host the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.
Fitzpatrick: 27-40, 337 yards, 2 TD, INT
Brady: 23-38, 237 yards, 2 TD
C.J. Spiller: 9 rushes, 70 yards
Fred Jackson: 16 rushes, 80 yards, 2 TD