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Buffalo Bills sloppy in 37-22 loss to New England Patriots

The Buffalo Bills had too many turnovers and too many penalties against the New England Patriots.

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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 shot themselves in the foot too many times on Sunday against thew New England Patriots and lost, 37-22.

Three Bills turnovers led to 13 Patriots points in the first half and after New England opened the second half with a touchdown, there was no looking back for Tom Brady. Eight penalites for 107 yards didn't help Buffalo's cause, either, as Duke Williams showed he was not ready to step in for the injured Aaron Williams.

On offense, Buffalo wasn't able to get anything going. Rob Ninkovich tallied three sacks against Seantrell Henderson, Cordy Glenn allowed Chandler Jones to strip-sack Orton which led to a field goal in the second quarter, and Buffalo never clicked on offense outside of Scott Chandler. Chandler tallied 6 catches for 105 yards - mostly on third down plays to extend drives - and became the first tight end to break the century-mark since Pete Metzelaars in 1992.

The Bills (3-3) travel to Minnesota next week to take on the reeling Vikings while the Patriots (4-2) move into sole possession of first place in the AFC East. They didn't look invulnerable, but they had more than Buffalo today.