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Halftime: Despite offensive struggles, Patriots lead Bills 10-3

The Patriots struggled on offense throughout the first half, but lead the Bills 10-3 on Monday Night Football.

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The New England Patriots struggled against the Buffalo Bills on offense for the majority of the first half, but thanks to a late touchdown pass from Tom Brady to James White.

New England's offensive line has struggled throughout this one. They've had a hard time picking up the blitz, and their tackles have struggled on the edge. Cameron Fleming was replaced by Sebastian Vollmer and David Andrews by Bryan Stork in the second quarter.

The Patriots have also been completely ineffective running the football. Brady's frustration has been obvious.

Despite all of that, the Patriots lead the Bills 10-3 in the half, thanks to a quick two minute drive from Brady in the offense. The drive was keyed by big catches from Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell. James White capped off the drive with a 20-yard catch and run in which he had a beautiful stiff arm on a Bills' defender.

New England has had a strong defensive performance thus far. They're getting off the field on third down, and mixing in lots of zone to make up for their cornerback deficiency. When they have gone man, Malcolm Butler has shadowed Sammy Watkins. Watkins has yet to be targeted on Tyrod Taylor's 16 pass attempts.

The Patriots will get the ball to begin the second half.