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Patriots Score 45 in 2nd Half, Rout Bills

The Patriots scored 45 second half points to overcome a 14 point deficit and rout the Buffalo Bills 52-28.

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Patriots Score 45 in 2nd Half, Rout Bills

Facing a 21-7 third quarter deficit, the Patriots were able to turn things around and score 45 second half points to rout the Buffalo Bills.

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Patriots, Bills Tied at 21 Headed into 4th Quarter

Trailing 21-7 midway through the 3rd quarter, there was very little reason to be optimistic about the Patriots season. But over the course of just a few minutes of actual football time, the Patriots managed to turn around the game, and now are tied with the Bills at 21 headed into the fourth quarter.

The Patriots have been boosted by a dynamic running game. Rookie free agent Brandon Bolden has 93 yards on 10 carries, while second year pro Stevan Ridley has 91 yards on 17 carries, including a first quarter touchdown.

In the passing game, Tom Brady has been pinpoint on nearly all of his throws. However, outside of Wes Welker, he's received little help from his supporting cast, and has constantly been having to escape sacks to create time and make plays. Brady bought time to connect with Danny Woodhead on a 17 yard touchdown, then escaped pressure to run for a score of his own to tie the game at 21.

This game is far from over, but if the Patriots can keep their foot on the gas pedal, they'll have a chance to cap the comeback.

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Patriots Trail Bills 14-7 At Halftime

The Patriots trail the Bills 14-7 at halftime, and the way this game has unfolded, just about everybody is surprised.

By all indications, the Patriots are doing everything they've needed to beat the Buffalo Bills. They have kept the Bills' running game in check, they've put pressure on Ryan Fitzpatrick, they've forced multiple turnovers, and they're running the football well.

Yet for some reason, the game seems to be getting away from them. They've had two inexcusable fumbles giving the Bills very good field position, deep in opponents territory. They've missed two very makable field goals. They've forced three turnovers, yet didn't score a single point off of them.

In fact, had Brandon Spikes not forced a fumble on the two yard line in the closing minutes of the first half (recovered by Vince Wilfork), the team could be facing a two score deficit.

There's no other way to put it: the Patriots are beating themselves, and the scoreboard shows it. Unless they can start taking advantage of the opportunities handed to them while cutting back on the mental errors, the Patriots could be facing a 1-3 start to the season.

The Patriots, who won the opening toss and deferred, will get the ball to start the second half.

For more Patriots-Bills coverage, be sure to follow our live story stream and join in on the discussion in our game threads. For Bills coverage, visit Buffalo Rumblings.

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Patriots Lead Bills 7-0 After One Quarter

Linebacker Dont'a Hightower exited the game with a leg injury, as the Patriots lead the Bills 7-0 after one quarter.

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