ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Some post-game notes following the Patriots’ 34-3 win over the Bills on Sunday afternoon in Buffalo:
Winning streak extended. The Patriots’ win on Sunday marked their 15th straight over the Bills, a streak that dates back to 2003. It is the third-longest streak in NFL history over a series opponent.
Brady set to join small club. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has thrown a touchdown each game of this season, the first time in his career he has done so up to Week 16. If he completes the feat in the season finale next Sunday against Miami, he will be the fifth quarterback to do so since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978.
Turnover differential continues to climb. The Patriots’ seven turnovers forced against the Bills on Sunday increased the team’s turnover differential to plus-27 on the season. The franchise record is plus-17, set in 2003.
Patriots extend NFL turnover records. Sunday marked the seventh straight game without allowing a turnover for the Patriots, extending their NFL record which was previously four straight games. The game was also the Patriots’ seventh straight with at least 30 points scored and no turnovers allowed, extending their NFL record which previously stood at three such games.
Gronkowski ties team record. With two more touchdown receptions on Sunday, Patriots rookie tight end Rob Gronkowski now has nine on the season. That ties the team record set in 1996 by Ben Coates.