A look at both the good and bad individual performances from the Patriots 52-21 win against the Buffalo Bills.


Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden – After struggling in the beginning of the game, the Patriots found out how to beat the Buffalo Bills —  by running the ball. Ridley and Bolden combined for 38 carries, 243 yards and three touchdowns. Bolden played exceptional.Tom Brady – The Patriots signal caller was on his game Sunday. He did throw a couple of low passes, but Brady finished 22 of 36, for 340 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran one into the endzone, seriously. 

Brandon Spikes set the tone of defense Sunday. The third-year linebacker forced two fumbles and delivered several big hits. (FILE:USPresswire)

Devin McCourty – McCourty was all over the field during the contest. Blanketing receivers in coverage, as well as contributing in run support. Fun fact: the Patriots are now 9-0 all-time when Devin McCourty has an interception.

Brandon Spikes – I know it’s three up, but I’m cheating here. I couldn’t leave Brandon Spikes off of this list after a great performance Sunday afternoon. The linebacker delivered several huge hits and forced two fumbles.


Rob Gronkowski – No excuses for Gronkowski’s poor play. A fumble to go along with a few dropped passes. Just not what you’d expect from one of the best – if not the best – TE in NFL.

Stephen Gostkowski – The Pats kicker Missed two field goals of 49 and 42 yards in the contest. He has struggled this season.

Steve Gregory and Patrick Chung – The two safeties took poor angles throughout the game and really struggled to help New England’s cornerbacks. Donald Jones’ 68-yard touchdown catch sticks out.

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