- Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Snaps played by New England Patriots offensive skill-position players in Sunday's 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills (penalties and 2-point conversion attempt included, but kneel-downs not included):
Quick-hit thoughts: Gronkowski was part of every package except a 2 WR/1 TE/1 FB/1 RB grouping as the Patriots are picking spots to give him a breather. ... Of Wright's 16 snaps, 12 came in the first half. One theory as to why his snaps weren't higher (he had 19 last week) is that the Bills were matching him in the 2-TE package with nickel personnel and the Patriots might have preferred to throw against the Bills' base personnel.
Quick-hit thoughts: Edelman and LaFell have separated themselves as the clear top targets. ... Amendola's snaps were down as a result of the Patriots not running as many three-receiver sets, as he's playing only in those groupings. ... Dobson didn't play against after his false start, but Tyms played only one snap after that as well as the Patriots seemed comfortable sticking with Edelman and LaFell and spreading things out and letting it rip.
Tom Brady -- 74 of 74
Quick-hit thoughts: His second-half performance was about as good as it gets. Brady seemed to like the spread-it-out-and-let-it-rip approach. "We were aggressive, so it was awesome," he said.
Quick-hit thoughts: There wasn't great success on the ground (27 carries, 50 yards, 1.9 avg.) but the commitment was still there throughout the game. Without Ridley, it will likely elevate James White to the game-day roster. The Patriots also have Jonas Gray on the practice squad.
James Develin -- 20 of 74
Quick-hit thoughts: He played 11 snaps in the first half and then nine in the second half, as his presence usually resulted in the Bills playing their base defense.
New England Patriots' offensive snaps: 16 for Tim Wright