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Week 8 Patriots vs Bills: Devin McCourty blows game open with 84-yard interception return touchdown

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New England’s defense with another big play.

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Through the first the quarters of their prime time matchup against the Buffalo Bills, the New England Patriots were able to score only field goals. In the fourth period, however, they started to find the end zone. First, a one-yard touchdown run by James White gave the team an 18-6 lead. On the very next series, it was the Patriots defense to score:

After a Bills touchdown was overturned on replay, the team found itself in a 3rd and 15 situation. Devin McCourty, lining up as a deep safety, played the passing situation perfectly: the veteran read quarterback Derek Anderson’s eyes and undercut the pass intended for tight end Charles Clay. McCourty caught the football in stride and ran if back 84 yards for a touchdown to give his team a 25-6 lead.

The score is McCourty’s second career touchdown. He also ran back a kickoff return for a score in 2012.