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Bills QB Taylor commanding in 16-0 win over Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Buffalo took advantage of sloppy, Tom Brady-less New England to hand the Patriots their first home shutout at Gillette Stadium, winning 16-0 Sunday.

It was the first loss of the season for New England (3-1), which was playing its final game before Brady returns from his four-game ''Deflategate'' suspension. The Patriots, who moved into Gillette Stadium in 2002, were last blanked at home 6-0 by the New York Jets in 1993 at Foxboro Stadium.

Tyrod Taylor connected with LeSean McCoy for a 7-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, Dan Carpenter added three field goals for Buffalo (2-2).

It was Buffalo's second win in its last 16 visits to Foxborough. Including his tenure with the New York Jets, it gave Bills coach Rex Ryan his first regular-season road victory over Bill Belichick in eight tries. The last Bills' shutout win away From Orchard Park was 23-0 over Washington in a Buffalo ''home'' game at Toronto on Oct. 30, 2011.

After struggling to maintain drives and finding a run-pass balance, Taylor was spot-on Sunday. He finished 27 for 39 for 246 yards, and directed a unit that was 7 for 15 on third downs. The Bills had been 10 of 36 combined in the first three games.

Buffalo's defense also carried over its dominant effort from its 33-18 win over Arizona, sacking rookie Jacoby Brissett three times.

Brissett made his second consecutive start in place of Jimmy Garoppolo (sore right shoulder). But Brissett, playing a week after injuring his right thumb, struggled to find the command he had in leading the Patriots to a 27-0 win over the Texans. New England finished 1 for 12 on third downs and managed just 277 total yards. The Patriots drove into Buffalo territory only four times, with three of those drives ending in a lost fumble by Brissett, a missed field goal, and a turnover on downs.

''Nothing was good enough,'' Belichick said. ''At any position, at any phase of the game. It just wasn't good enough.''

After managing to reach the red zone with four drives in their first three games, the Bills did it on their first two series Sunday.

Their first possession, a 12-play, 65-yard drive, ended in Taylor's touchdown strike to McCoy. The second stretched 52 yards over 10 plays and was capped by the first of two first-half field goals by Dan Carpenter.

QUOTABLE:

Ryan on getting a regular-season win in Foxborough: ''God, it feels good to finally win here. ...It's satisfying. But let's face it: They had a player out.''

Patriots WR Julian Edelman on that missing player: ''Anytime one of your best players isn't there, there's something missing. We handled a lot of it well. Today we just didn't. The Bills outplayed us, so that's that.''

PREGAME SCUFFLE: Several punches were thrown when a shoving match erupted near the sideline about an hour before kickoff. The altercation appeared to begin when Brissett was jogging along the field and was shoved by Bills safety Robert Blanton. Brissett didn't stop, and New England rookie receiver Malcolm Mitchell retaliated by shoving Blanton. Blanton responded by punching Mitchell in the chest and head-butting him, which led to several other players and assistant coaches getting involved. Later, Bills safety Aaron Williams shoved a Patriots assistant coach attempting to separate the players. As the scuffles began to dissipate, Buffalo cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman landed a punch on Blanton's facemask.

FIRST DOWN EFFICIENCY: The Bills matched a season high for first downs with 16 in the first half alone. Buffalo had 16 in each of its past two games after opening the season with 11 in a 13-7 loss at Baltimore. Taylor opened by hitting 14 of his first 17 attempts for 138 yards and a touchdown before closing the half 17 of 22 for 165 yards. That topped the 119 yards passing he had in last week's 33-18 win over Arizona.

SLOW GOING: The Patriots' offense was anemic in the opening quarter, failing to get a first down while managing 20 total yards. It was the first time the Patriots went without a first-quarter first down since Week 8 of 2011 against Pittsburgh. Bills safety Aaron Williams said the win was still satisfying even with Brady out.

''We're probably going to hear the excuses that (Brissett) was a third-string quarterback. Garoppolo was out and Tom didn't (play) ... It's a game man. They get paid just like we do. They got to prepare just like we do.''

FIRST CATCH: TE Rob Gronkowski, who played sparingly in his season debut last week, caught his first pass of the season, an 11-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

INJURIES: Patriots DT Vincent Valentine left in the third quarter with a back injury. Bills CB Corey White was escorted to the locker room in the fourth quarter and placed in the concussion protocol after being shaken up while covering punt.

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Key Players
T. Taylor 5 QB
246 YDs, 1 TDs, 0 INTs
L. McCoy 25 RB
70 YDs, 0 TDs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:28
D.Carpenter 44 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-C.Schmidt.
11
plays
44
yds
4:27
pos
16
0
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:46
D.Carpenter 43 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-C.Schmidt.
12
plays
71
yds
4:40
pos
13
0
Field Goal 14:49
D.Carpenter 34 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-C.Schmidt.
10
plays
52
yds
3:58
pos
10
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:31
D.Carpenter extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-C.Schmidt.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 5:31
T.Taylor pass short right to L.McCoy for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
65
yds
7:11
pos
6
0
Time of Pos 36:11 23:49
1st Downs 24 13
Rushing 7 3
Passing 15 10
Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Conv 7-15 1-12
4th Down Conv 0-0 2-3
Total Net Yards 378 277
Total Plays 73 52
Avg Gain 5.2 5.3
Net Yards Rushing 134 90
Rush Attempts 32 22
Avg Rush Yards 4.2 4.1
Net Yards Passing 244 187
Comp. - Att. 27-39 17-27
Yards Per Pass 6.3 6.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-2 3-18
Penalties - Yards 6-60 9-74
Touchdowns 1 0
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 4-40.8 6-52.2
Return Yards 18 34
Punts - Returns 3-18 4-4
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 2-30
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 4/5 0/1
Extra Points 1/1 0/0
Field Goals 3/4 0/1
Red Zone Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-0 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bills 2-2763016
Patriots 3-100000
NE -3.5, o41.0
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, Mass.
244 PASS YDS 187
134 RUSH YDS 90
378 TOTAL YDS 277
Bills
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
T. Taylor 5 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.2% 246 1 0 94.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.8% 773 4 2 87.3
T. Taylor 27/39 246 1 0 17
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. McCoy 25 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 70 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
67 297 3
L. McCoy 19 70 0 9 16
M. Gillislee 35 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 50 0
M. Gillislee 6 30 0 16 4
T. Taylor 5 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 140 1
T. Taylor 5 28 0 14 17
B. Tate 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
B. Tate 1 4 0 4 0
J. Felton 42 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
J. Felton 1 2 0 2 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Woods 10 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 7 89 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
10 18 170 0
R. Woods 10 7 89 0 23 8
C. Clay 85 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 47 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
7 12 114 0
C. Clay 7 5 47 0 15 4
L. McCoy 25 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 38 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
6 17 87 1
L. McCoy 6 6 38 1 13 16
W. Powell 19 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
5 7 50 0
W. Powell 5 4 22 0 11 2
N. O'Leary 84 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
2 3 48 0
N. O'Leary 2 2 20 0 17 2
M. Gillislee 35 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
2 3 27 1
M. Gillislee 2 1 13 0 13 4
M. Goodwin 88 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 130 1
M. Goodwin 5 1 12 0 12 1
J. Felton 42 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
J. Felton 1 1 5 0 5 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
Z. Brown 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
13-5 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-17 0 1.0
Z. Brown 13-5 1.0 0 2
L. Alexander 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-8 0 4.0
L. Alexander 4-2 1.0 0 0
P. Brown 52 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-17 0 0.0
P. Brown 3-5 0.0 0 0
J. Hughes 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-4 0 4.0
J. Hughes 2-1 1.0 0 0
R. Blanton 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
R. Blanton 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Williams 23 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
A. Williams 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Darby 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-2 0 0.0
R. Darby 2-1 0.0 0 0
N. Robey 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
N. Robey 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Graham 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-2 1 1.0
C. Graham 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Seymour 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
K. Seymour 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Gilmore 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 2 0.0
S. Gilmore 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. White 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 1 0.0
C. White 1-0 0.0 0 0
G. Sanborn 65 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
G. Sanborn 0-1 0.0 0 0
K. Williams 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-7 0 1.5
K. Williams 0-3 0.0 0 0
C. Bryant 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 0.0
C. Bryant 0-2 0.0 0 0
L. Douzable 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-6 0 1.5
L. Douzable 0-2 0.0 0 0
R. Humber 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
R. Humber 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Carpenter 2 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/4 1/1
SEASON FG XP
6/8 9/10
D. Carpenter 3/4 44 1/1 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Schmidt 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 40.8 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
19 40.6 5
C. Schmidt 4 40.8 0 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Tate 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 6.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 12.3 31 0
B. Tate 3 6.0 18 0
Patriots
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Brissett 7 QB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63% 205 0 0 86.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 400 0 0 83.9
J. Brissett 17/27 205 0 0 8
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Blount 29 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 54 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
88 352 4
L. Blount 13 54 0 16 5
J. Brissett 7 QB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 83 1
J. Brissett 4 23 0 10 8
J. White 28 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 47 0
J. White 4 12 0 7 6
J. Edelman 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 31 0
J. Edelman 1 1 0 1 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Bennett 88 TE
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 109 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
6 15 247 1
M. Bennett 6 5 109 0 58 10
J. White 28 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 50 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
5 13 102 0
J. White 5 5 50 0 16 6
J. Edelman 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
4 19 196 0
J. Edelman 4 1 16 0 16 1
B. Bolden 38 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 15 0
B. Bolden 3 2 15 0 13 1
R. Gronkowski 87 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
R. Gronkowski 2 1 11 0 11 1
L. Blount 29 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 4 0
L. Blount 3 3 4 0 4 5
D. Amendola 80 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
2 9 119 2
D. Amendola 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Hogan 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
2 8 122 1
C. Hogan 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. Ryan 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
14-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-6 0 0.0
L. Ryan 14-3 0.0 0 0
D. McCourty 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-2 0 0.0
D. McCourty 7-0 0.0 0 0
A. Branch 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-6 0 1.0
A. Branch 4-1 1.0 0 0
D. Hightower 54 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
D. Hightower 3-5 0.0 0 0
M. Butler 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-4 0 0.0
M. Butler 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Sheard 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 3.0
J. Sheard 3-0 1.0 0 0
J. Collins 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-11 2 1.0
J. Collins 2-4 0.0 0 0
C. Long 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 1.0
C. Long 2-2 0.0 0 0
M. Brown 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
M. Brown 2-1 0.0 0 0
P. Chung 23 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-8 0 0.0
P. Chung 1-4 0.0 0 0
M. Slater 18 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Slater 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Cannon 61 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Cannon 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Mingo 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
B. Mingo 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Flowers 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
T. Flowers 1-2 0.0 0 0
J. Coleman 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Coleman 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. McClellin 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
S. McClellin 1-1 0.0 0 0
V. Valentine 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 1.0
V. Valentine 0-2 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
C. Jones 0-1 0.0 0 0
N. Ebner 43 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
N. Ebner 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Gostkowski 3 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
6/8 9/9
S. Gostkowski 0/1 0 0/0 0
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Allen 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 52.2 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
19 45.4 10
R. Allen 6 52.2 2 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Jones 24 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 15.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 20.0 26 0
C. Jones 2 15.0 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Amendola 80 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 1.3 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 6.9 19 0
D. Amendola 3 1.3 5 0
C. Jones 24 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 8.3 13 0
C. Jones 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:42 BUF 35 7:11 12 65 TD
3:47 BUF 32 3:58 10 52 Field Goal
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:26 BUF 5 4:40 12 71 Field Goal
5:00 BUF 9 4:00 8 33 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BUF 25 0:53 3 2 Punt
10:27 BUF 38 3:12 8 33 Missed FG
4:55 BUF 30 4:27 11 44 Field Goal
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:03 BUF 15 6:01 8 26 Punt
2:46 BUF 21 1:49 5 17 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NE 9 2:18 3 9 Punt
5:31 NE 14 1:44 3 7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 NE 25 2:23 4 9 Punt
7:46 NE 25 2:46 4 65 Fumble
1:00 NE 20 1:00 3 -11 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:07 NE 24 3:40 11 46 Missed FG
7:15 NE 37 2:20 4 2 Punt
0:28 NE 25 2:25 6 4 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:02 NE 24 4:16 12 55 Downs
0:57 NE 26 0:57 3 37 End of Game