Patriots-Bills final score: comeback bid falls short, Buffalo falls 34-20

Jared Wickerham

LeGarrette Blount accounted for 334 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns as the Pats rolled over the Bills, 34-20, in Week 17.

The Buffalo Bills had no answer for LeGarrette Blount in their season-ending, 34-20 loss to the New England Patriots.

Blount ran for 189 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as the Pats rolled up 258 rushing yards as a team against Buffalo's iffy run defense. He added 145 yards on two kick returns - an 83-yarder that came after a T.J. Graham touchdown, and a 62-yarder that came after a Fred Jackson score - to help the Pats overcome a solid second half of football from an upset-minded Bills team that did some nice things offensively in Week 17.

You read that correctly: LeGarrette Blount accounted for 334 yards against the Bills. It would've taken a gargantuan effort from Thad Lewis and company to overcome that. They didn't.

C.J. Spiller ran for 105 yards on 19 carries, and Fred Jackson added 61 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards and the aforementioned score to give Buffalo's offense a pulse. A run defense missing Marcell Dareus (disciplinary suspension) and a slow start put the Bills down 16-3 at halftime, and with Blount rolling and a two-score deficit, the Bills simply couldn't close the gap.

The loss means that the Bills will finish 6-10 for a third consecutive season. We're officially in off-season mode once again in Western New York. Leave your Week 17 and 2013 season postmortems below.

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