Tom Brady completed 20 of 39 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown and James White added a 6-yard TD run and the New England Patriots ran their record to a 10-0 with a 20-13 victory over the Bills on Monday night and kept the defending Super Bowl champions on course for their second perfect regular season in nine years.
Tyrod Taylor was 20 for 36 for 233 yards for the Bills (5-5), who snapped a two-game winning streak and lost to Brady and the Patriots for the 25th time in 28 games. LeSean McCoy had 82 yards on 20 rushes and a touchdown that brefily tieed the game for the Bills.
The victory came a cost however. Receiver Danny Amendola, who had been stepping up in the absence of Julian Edelman, left the game with a knee injury.
“We were down to two healthy receivers,” Brady said. “You get pretty limited in things you can do pretty quickly.”
“I don’t think that’s an excuse,” quarterback Tom Brady said of the injuries. “I think we can play better, and I think some of the things that we didn’t do well have nothing to do with missing some other guys.
The Patriots visit the Broncos on Sunday night (8:30 p.m. ET), with Denver announcing that Brock Osweiler will start at quarterback over Peyton Manning.