Buffalo Bills (5-8) vs New England Patriots (8-5)
Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 1:00 PM EST
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
Well, this is easily the worst week of the year for doing this post. I get to go back and review all of the pathetic showings the Buffalo Bills have had versus the New England Patriots over the last five years. This will be the 100th meeting between these two teams, with the Patriots hold a commanding 58-40-1 record against the Bills thanks in large part to two long winning streaks. The first was an eleven game win streak that lasted from 1983 to 1987. The second is still active and sits at 12 games. In fact, over the last 18 games versus the Patriots, the Bills are 1-17. Ugly with a capital 'U'. Needless to say, if you want to skip the jump, I don't blame you.
Sunday, October 3, 2004: Patriots 31, Bills 17
This game was tied at half time, but it was all down hill from there. Daniel Graham caught a two-yard pass from Tom Brady to give the Pats the lead, and Richard Seymour picked up a fumble and rumbled 68 yards to seal the deal for the Pats. This game had several big plays in it; Eric Moulds caught a 41-yard pass form Drew Bledsoe for a touchdown, and Terrence McGee returned a kick off 98 yards for another Bills score. The Patriots sacked the statuesque Bledsoe six times and intercepted him once.
Sunday, December 11, 2005: Patriots 35, Bills 7
This game was over shortly after kickoff. The Patriots' offense scored a single touchdown in every quarter. After they scored in the fourth quarter, their defense decided to chip in when James Sanders returned an interception 39 yards for a score. The Raiders' newest signee, one mister J.P. Losman, then hit Josh Reed for a meaningless 51-yard touchdown to eradicate the shutout. The Pats' defense sacked Losman twice and picked him off thrice.
Sunday, October 6, 2006: Patriots 28, Bills 6
Brady was only mediocre in this game. The father of a boy named J.E.T. finished 18/27 for 195 yards and only two touchdowns. For Brady, versus the Bills, that is mediocre, and it was of course still plenty to beat the Bills. The Losman-led Bills offense did next to nothing all game, unless you consider committing four turnovers and getting flagged for nine penalties an accomplishment. Aaron Schobel had two sacks, and Chris Kelsay added another if that helps.
Sunday, November 18, 2007: Patriots 56, Bills 10
Randy Moss and Brady had a nice little game of pitch and catch in this one. Moss finished with 10 catches for 128 yards and four touchdowns. Brady finished 31/39 with 373 yards and five touchdowns; hell Matt Cassel was even 2/2 passing. The Bills' defense should have stayed home for this one, as the Patriots embarrassed the Bills en route to a perfect 16-0 regular season.
Sunday, December 28, 2008: Patriots 13, Bills 0
This time, the Bills' defense showed up, actually holding the Patriots to just 13 points and only 241 total yards. The offense, however, thought they would stay home this time. Looking at the stats for this game, one would have to wonder what happened to the Bills in this one. They committed only one turnover, they were flagged for only three penalties and Fred Jackson rushed for 136 yards on 27 attempts. Trent Edwards finished 14/25 for 128 yards in one of the windiest games ever played at the Ralph.
In case you where curious, I added it up. The Patriots have outscored the Bills 163-40 in the last five games at the Ralph. Excuse me, I need to go vomit.