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Buffalo Bills Snap 15-Game Losing Streak To New England Patriots, 34-31

The Buffalo Bills finally toppled the New England Patriots in Orchard Park this afternoon.

Tom Szczerbowski
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills cannot be overlooked anymore. They came from behind this afternoon to beat the New England Patriots 34-31 on a field goal as time expired, moving to 3-0 on the season.

The story of the day was the secondary, who rebounded from a bad effort against the Oakland Raiders with four interceptions against Tom Brady. While Wes Welker enjoyed a career day, the Bills picked off Brady four times for the first time since their 31-0 win to open the 2003 season.

Trailing 21-0 late in the second quarter, Buffalo scored 10 points before halftime and another touchdown to start the third quarter, putting together a 17-point run to get within a score of the Patriots. New England pushed their lead to a touchdown after Buffalo's defense held in the red zone, forcing a field goal to make it 24-17 to end the third quarter.

The fourth quarter belonged to Buffalo. Fred Jackson scored on a touchdown plunge. Drayton Florence turned a pass batted by Marcell Dareus' helmet into a pick-six. The Patriots came back and scored on fourth-and-goal to tie it at 31-31 with a few minutes left.

On the ensuing drive, Ryan Fitzpatrick found Donald Jones on the first play for 29 yards to midfield. Back-to-back passes to Jackson moved the Bills to the Patriots' one-yard line after Jackson's touchdown run was overturned, noting he was down prior to the goal line with 1:43 remaining.

It couldn't have worked out any better for Buffalo. Bill Belichick lost his cool and cost his team a timeout, leaving them with one remaining. After several snaps, kneels and penalties, Rian Lindell booted a 28-yard field goal through the uprights to give Buffalo their first win against New England in 16 games.

We will obviously have way more on this game in the coming days, but now's a time to celebrate, Bills fans. Get to it!