Patriots - Bills: Game Balls & Goats

The New England Patriots pounded the Buffalo Bills 34 - 3 on Sunday. Who did well and who didn't? We hand out our nearly infamous postgame awards.


Jon Scott:

BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead -- The duo ran the ball 32 times for 197 yards and a touchdown. Green-Ellis finished with 19 carries for 104 yards (his second 100-yard game this year). Woodhead finished with 93 yards on 13 carries, with a touchdown.

Patriots Defense -- A stout defense prevented the Bills from sustaining drives, or putting points on the board. A crucial foruth down stand and six turnovers gave the offense plenty of opportunities to roll.

Tom Brady -- Breaking an NFL record is usually a good thing, and it was again on Sunday for Brady who threw his 319th pass without an interception. Though Brady's numbers were tame, breaking Bernie Kosar's record which stood for 20 years was an impressive performance.

Honorable Mentions: Offensive line, Rob Gronkowski, Alge Crumpler

James Christensen:

Rob Gronkowski -- After an initial drop that killed a drive, Gronkowski came back with a pair of touchdowns and some great blocking to spark a big Patriot victory.

Tom Brady -- Hasn't thrown an interception in how long? There just isn't a better quarterback out there right now for both playing keep away and putting up points in bunches.

Jerod Mayo -- He played nasty on Sunday. Mayo hit everything that moved, making WR's and TE's unsure of whether they want to come across the middle or not.

Honorable Mentions: Kyle Arrington, Shayne Graham


Jon Scott:

Rex Ryan and the Foot Fetish story -- New York Jets head coach was all the rage in the News this week for an internet video. Ryan talked about everything under the sun, but the video which reportedly includes someone who looks like his wife and a camera operator who sounds like the Jets coach himself.

The Blizzard -- Snow caused teams to skip their travel plans home. New England stayed in Rochester after learning travel home was impossible.

Dishonorable mentions: The injury bug, Aaron Hernandez's flu virus, Wes Welker's stone hands.

James Christensen:


The Injury Bug -- With a quasi-bye week against Miami plus a real bye week, hopefully the Patriots can get healthy for the playoffs.

Wes Welker -- Nobody gets asked to make more difficult catches than Welker, but his drop rate this year is abnormally high. He'll get things worked out.


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