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The Buffalo Bills were destroyed by the New England Patriots yesterday. Re-live the fun! We're not responsible for the eventual whereabouts of the current content of your stomach.

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Run defense, turnovers kill Bills in loss to Pats -
"They whipped us. That’s the bottom line. They whipped us," said head coach Chan Gailey. "They blocked us, we didn’t get off blocks and get to the ball. They blocked us and they were making our corners make a bunch of tackles and we missed entirely too many tackles."

Transcript: Bills head coach Chan Gailey -
Read what the head coach had to say after the game.

Fred Jackson: "We're not going in the tank" -
The running back talks about his knee and the loss to the Patriots.

Ryan Fitzpatrick: "That was really embarrasing" -
The starting quarterback shares his thoughts after giving up four interceptions.

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach talks about the 52-28 loss to the Patriots."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills quarterback talks about the 52-28 loss to the Patriots."

C.J. Spiller Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills running back talks about his injury and the 52-28 loss to the Patriots."

Fred Jackson Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills running back talks about the 52-28 loss to the Patriots."

Bills Roundup: Pats Run Away With 52-28 Win - VIDEO -
"The Bills running game couldn't get going while the Patriots couldn't be stopped, as New England scored 45 second half points leading to a 52-28 win over Buffalo."

Inside The Bills | Thigpen’s duties vs. Pats
"That leaves new punter Shawn Powell only with punting duties today against the Patriots, though Chan Gailey said in time that Powell would be the full-time holder on field goal attempts."

Inside The Bills | Glenn, Urbik out "a while"
"Cordy got an ankle and it’s going to be a while," said Gailey. "So is Urbik. Urbik had an ankle too."

Inside The Bills | Byrd, Chandler, Jones also injured
"Chandler was cold-cocked by Brandon Spikes, who is likely to receive a fine from the league, while Jones was legally tackled by Vince Wilfork coming over the middle."

Inside The Bills | C.J. okay coming out of game
"I’ll be fine," he said after the loss to the Patriots. "Just a little soreness, but I’ll be fine."

Inside The Bills | Consistency the missing piece
"We beat them last year and we were up three touchdowns in the other game and we were up two touchdowns in this game and that’s what the most frustrating thing is," said Fitzpatrick. "For some reason in these games, especially versus these guys, when they start rolling we unfortunately haven’t had an answer. We’ve got to figure out why and we’ve got to obviously try to put a stop to that, but we didn’t have an answer today."

Inside The Bills | Jackson comes out of game okay
"It’s sore. It’s what expected, nothing new," said Jackson. "Go in, rehab tomorrow, do some rehab tomorrow and hopefully keep it under control."

Inside The Bills | Bills defenders assess their run ‘D’
"We can’t allow them to get rolling like this," said Barnett. "We let em get rolling downhill, and the next thing you know, they made a lot of good plays, but we gave up a lot of good plays. We played Santa Claus with a lot of different things, and we cant give a good team like this plays. So that’s it. Gotta go watch film, and get better."

Inside The Bills | Powell gets plenty of work in debut
"Bills rookie punter Shawn Powell was a busy man on his first day as an NFL punter. Signed by the Bills five days ago, Powell punted five times for Buffalo. He finished with a good net average of 41.8 yards and hit two of his five punts out of bounds. The Patriots were only able to return one of Powell’s boots."

Inside The Bills | Stevie says he’s not "out of synch"
"He was targeted ten times, but Buffalo’s top receiver, Stevie Johnson, only wound up with two catches against New England. On at least one occasion, Johnson appeared to be a victim of mis-communication with Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on one passing play."

Inside The Bills | Pats up-tempo attack not unexpected
"We knew they were going to do that, we worked on that all week," Scott said. "We prepared for it, we knew that was their game plan. They change the tempo, they do a great job doing that."

ESPN - Elias Says: Sports Statistics - Stats from the Elias Sports Bureau - ESPN
Check out some of the records the Patriots broke yesterday!

Bucky Gleason: Bullies from Foxborough kick sand in foes' faces - The Buffalo News
"Forget the first 30 minutes because, well, that's precisely what the Patriots did before scoring 45 points over the final two quarters and delivering their customary beatdown. They were trailing by two touchdowns. They avoided a crisis when C.J. Spiller fumbled near the goal line late in the first half. They were the receiving team in the second half. "

Bills notebook: O-line loses two starters in beatdown - The Buffalo News
"Urbik was hurt in the first quarter during a 1-yard run by Fred Jackson. He said he wasn't supposed to talk about his injury after the game, but did call it 'nothing major.'"

Quarterly Report: Patriots 52, Bills 28 - The Buffalo News
"Key plays: The Pats scored on all five fourth-quarter possessions and their last seven second-half possessions."

Jerry Sullivan: Is defense improved? You do the math - The Buffalo News
"I'm no math whiz. But this one, I can do in my head. The Bills have played two AFC East games in the Dave Wannstedt/Mario Williams era. They've allowed 100 points. That's 50 points a game. Here's some more simple arithmetic. Those 100 points against the Jets and Patriots comes out to exactly one point for every $1 million in Williams' free-agent contract."

Jackson, Spiller stall in return to action - The Buffalo News
"Jackson and Spiller combined for 26 touches and produced 107 yards, but each lost costly fumbles in the Bills' humiliating 52-28 loss at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Bills are defenseless against Pats' running game - The Buffalo News
"The Bills chose to stay in their nickel defense almost the whole game, with Scott and Nick Barnett at linebacker and five defensive backs in the secondary. New England countered by using its two-tight end formation almost 40 percent of its plays."

Points after: Patriots 52, Bills 28 | Press Coverage
"Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' humbling 52-28 loss to the New England Patriots in Ralph Wilson Stadium ..."

Game ball: Patriots 52, Bills 28 | Press Coverage
People want to answer this question like they want a hole in the head. There are only 218 votes.

Bills humiliated by Pats, allow 100 points in two division games | Press Coverage
"Two games seems like a small sample size, but it's one-third of the Buffalo Bills' division schedule."

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"That was crucial," Spiller said. "That was totally crucial. That was the turning point of the game. That's totally on me, nobody else. I've just got to do a better job of securing the ball, especially down there."

Video: Gailey - 'Can't sugarcoat' loss to Pats | Press Coverage
Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and Coach Chan Gailey answer reporters' questions after the 52-28 loss at the Ralph.

Updates on the Bills' five injured starters | Press Coverage
"I’m fine. I passed all my tests and everything, so I should be good," Chandler said.

Rob Gronkowski continues to own his hometown team | Press Coverage
"The Patriots’ third-year tight end had five catches for 104 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets from quarterback Tom Brady in today's 52-28 win over the Bills. Gronkowski now has 27 catches for 418 yards and eight touchdowns in five games against his hometown team."

Video: Gaughan and Sully review Bills-Pats | Press Coverage
The two seasoned writers for the Buffalo News give their reactions following the game. I didn't watch this video but I'd anticipate it's not rosy.

Video: Graham and Mariacher on Bills' loss | Press Coverage
The Buffalo News began a post-game show this year. Here it is from last night.

Video: Gleason on the Pats' win | Press Coverage
Here is Bucky Gleason's segment from the Buffalo News postgame show.

Video: Skurski on Bills' loss | Press Coverage
Jay Skurski shares his thoughts after the game.

WGR 550 - Sideline Reactions: Patriots 52 - Bills 28
"Once the Bills took a 21-7 lead in the third quarter, all the excitement, fun and momentum built up to that point was quickly erased. All the hope and promise of a potential two-game lead over the Patriots built through those first 33 minutes proved to be fleeting."

WGR 550 - HAMILTON: Bills Need Some Players That Want To Step Up In Tight Spots
"Despite three turnovers the Bills were up 21-7 just 3:52 into the 3rd quarter. Had C.J. Spiller not fumbled the ball away on the two yard line late in the 1st half, Donald Jones phenomenal 68 yard run and catch touchdown would’ve made it 28-7. Would that have mattered after you lose 52-28? We’ll never know."

WGR 550 - SIMON: Bills Humbled By Pats
"In fact, when the Bills took a 21-7 lead with 11:08 left in the third quarter, I wrote in my notes that a strong defense closes this game out and this is what could make the 2012 Bills different than so many other Bills teams. The defense was then torched by Brady and company who scored touchdowns on their next six possessions."

Video: Reiss, Walker break down win - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"'s Mike Reiss and James Walker break down the Patriots' 52-28 division win over the Bills."

Bills put on 'embarrassing' display - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"That was really embarrassing," Fitzpatrick said candidly. "We got a lot of pride in this locker room, and right now we got our tails between our legs."

Rapid Reaction: Patriots 52, Bills 28 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"A few thoughts on the New England Patriots' 52-28 victory over the Buffalo Bills."

Bills-Patriots halftime notes - AFC East Blog - ESPN
A much rosier picture than postgame.

Patriots vs. Bills: What We Learned from New England's 52-28 Win in Buffalo - Pats Pulpit
"What can we take away from New England's 52-28 victory over the Buffalo Bills? The score might not have been close, but there certainly are plenty of things the Patriots need to work on."

Stevie Johnson lays fantasy egg with just two catches -
"Stevie Johnson had a disappointing game against the Patriots. We break down the fantasy implications."

Patriots Score 45 Second Half Points, Rout Bills 52-28 - Pats Pulpit
"Facing a 21-7 third quarter deficit, the Patriots were able to turn things around and score 45 second half points to rout the Buffalo Bills."

Patriots Set Franchise Record with Four 100+ Yard Players - Pats Pulpit
"Patriots have four 100+ yard players for first time in franchise history."