For as long as Tom Brady has been the quarterback of the Patriots, New England has never been swept by a divisional opponent.
That trend continued on Sunday as the future Hall of Famer completed 22-of-33 passes for 293 yards and four TDs in 41-25 win over the Bills.
Brady is 4-0 since returning from his suspension following the Deflategate scandal, and is now 26-3 lifetime against the Bills.
Buffalo drops its second straight contest and is now 4-4 on the year.
Brady was surgical in the first quarter of action, converting five straight third downs, including a 53-yard strike to former Bills receiver Chris Hogan, for 97 yards and two touchdowns as New England opened up a 14-3 lead.
Mike Gillislee, who finished with 85 yards, scored his only touchdown of the game in the second quarter to pull the Bills within four. But, that’d be as close as they’d get.
After a 51-yard field goal to close the second quarter and open up a 24-10 half time lead, the Patriots scored on their next three possessions to extend their lead to 41-17.
Taylor scored a 26-yard run in the third quarter to pull within 31-17.
The Bills quarterback threw for 176 yards.
Buffalo travels to Seattle on Nov. 7 for showdown on Monday Night Football.
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