Patriots announce inactives for Week 13 matchup with Bills

Jonathan Hernandez
December 4, 2017

New England (10-2) won its 14th consecutive road game - the second-longest streak in National Football League history - and reached double-digits in victories for the 15th consecutive season. It's also mitigated the loss of slot receiver Julian Edelman, who has been Brady's favorite target for years.

Brady needed to simply stand aside and let the Patriots' rejuvenated rushing attack wear down the Bills in a game New England never trailed. The 44-yard run was the longest of Lewis' career.

The Bills would receive their offense in the first half from an unlikely source in that of a special teamer and backup quarterback Joe Webb.

Stephen Gostkowski is a ideal 3 for 3 on field goal attempts, with a long of 50 yards in the windy conditions in western NY.

Sunday will mark Brady's fifth December game in western NY, with the first coming in 2001 and proving to be one of the most memorable.

This was Lee's second game with the Patriots. Burkhead finished a 70-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown and found the end zone on a 14-yard run up the middle to cap a 78-yard march. Cooks should bounce back in a big way against the Dolphins' nonexistent defense in Week 14. The highlight: A 30-yard reception down the right sideline that he ripped away from Buffalo rookie corner Tre'Davious White. With over 30-all goal yards on the drive to be capped off by a 14-yard rushing touchdown for Burkhead would extend the lead even further in the Patriots favor making it 23-3.

The Bills' defense gave up points on both third-quarter drives and five of six possessions through the first 45 minutes, but it still appeared that the offense was more at fault for the state of the game.

The Patriots would hold on for a final score of 23-3. The Bills fall to (6-6) and will play the Colts in Buffalo next week.

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