Garoppolo was not asked to do much and also had four carries for 16 yards in the contest.
He is now 19 for 27 for 182 yards and one touchdown in his rookie season.
The Patriots will have a first-round bye and next play in the divisional round of the playoffs.
The Patriots have clinched home-field advantage and have little to play for on Sunday, which means star players like
New England opened as an 8 1/2-point favorite at home vs. Buffalo. The line has dropped to only 5 points in favor of the Patriots.
Garoppolo completed all three of his attempts, gaining 22 yards. He did take one sack during his brief appearance. Garoppolo also had one rushing attempt, but lost a yard. He'll take on the Broncos Week 9.
Brady was officially labeled questionable for Week 6 at Buffalo. He is coming off a bounce-back 292-yard, two-touchdown performance Week 5 against the Bengals. Brady has not missed a game since tearing his ACL in 2008. If he can't start, head coach Bill Belichick will turn to rookie
Garoppolo's first NFL throw was a 5-yard completion to Julian Edelman. On the same drive he found Brandon LaFell for 37 yards, then tight end Rob Gronkowski for a 13-yard touchdown.
Garoppolo and the Pats host Cincinnati on Sunday night.
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