It's a pity that the Buffalo Bills struggle to play defense and continue to commit penalties, because their offense is on fire today against the New England Patriots. Fred Jackson scored from a yard out - his second rushing touchdown of the day - to cut New England's lead to 31-24 with just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter.
The scoring drive was keyed, however, by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Harvard grad completed six-of-eight passes for 82 yards on the possession, staying hot on a very strong day for the embattled quarterback. Through three quarters of play, Fitzpatrick has completed 19-of-25 passes for 235 yards with a second-quarter touchdown. Take away his first quarter fumble, and we've gotten as close to a perfect three quarters from Fitz as one is likely to get.
Sadly, the Bills' penalty tally is now up to 13 (for 142 yards), and Tom Brady is still standing on the other sideline. Can the Bills finally sustain some of their momentum? Or will New England take it away immediately, as they've done all day?