1:00 PM ET, November 3, 2002
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY
Antowain Smith ran for one score and caught two touchdown passes Sunday.
Belichick did a great job of getting four people to put maximum pressure on Bledsoe. He knew Bledsoe would not move around in the pocket to buy his receivers' time. He would take the sack. That gave Belichick one less thing to worry about. So he could send four and do what the Patriots do best -- play good zone defense and make plays on the ball. They played a typical New England-style defense.
Question on the Bills: What happened to the seemingly improving Bills defense today?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Brady, coming off his worst performance of the season, a 130-yard effort in a 24-16 loss to Denver, came out sharp Sunday. He completed his first 10 passes for 104 yards and helped the Patriots build a 17-0 lead. ... Peerless Price, with a 1-yard reception, scored Buffalo's lone touchdown, cutting the Patriots' lead to 17-7 at the end of the first half. ... Brady extended his streak of games with a touchdown pass to 10, becoming only the fifth player in franchise history to do so. Vito "Babe'' Parilli holds the record with 14 straight games in the early 1960s.