Bills Show Improvement, Drop 14th Straight to Patriots

September 26, 2010 Updated Sep 27, 2010 at 7:56 AM EDT

By WKBW News


Bills Show Improvement, Drop 14th Straight to Patriots

September 26, 2010 Updated Sep 27, 2010 at 7:56 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The Buffalo Bills put together their best performance of the year but came up short on Sunday in a 38-30 loss to New England. It was the Bills 14th straight loss to the Patriots.

The quarterback switch this week sparked the Bills offense against the Patriots. Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 20-28 passes, for 247 yards, 2 touchdowns, but also threw two costly interceptions. The Bills finished the day with 374 yards of offense against New England, which was more then the team had combined in the first two weeks.

"I thought he (Fitzpatrick) went out and executed some things well today" said Head Coach Chan Gailey following the game. "Guys worked to get open, protection was better, and when it broke down he scrambled. He did some good things, have to build on that." said Gailey.

Rookie C.J. Spiller had the first two touchdowns of his NFL career. Spiller caught a 5 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, and then returned a kick-off 95 yards for a score in the third quarter.
Marshawn Lynch led the way for the Bills running game. Lynch had 13 carries for 79 yards.

As well as the Buffalo offense played on Sunday, the defense had a hard time keeping the Patriots off the scoreboard. Quarterback Tom Brady led the way for New England. Brady completed 21-of-27 passes for 252 yards, and three touchdowns. WR Randy Moss hauled in two scores on catches of 7, and 35 yards. Rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez caught 6 passes for 65 yards and Amherst native Rob Gronkowski finished with 3 catches for 43 yards.

The Bills also gave up 200 yards rushing to the Patriots. BenJarvus Green-Ellis led the way with 16 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown.

"You never feel good about a loss, I never have in my whole life. There were some encouraging things. You either win or lose in this business, we lost today." said Gailey following the loss.

The Bills fall to 0-3 on the year, they will host the New York Jets next Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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