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Bills-Patriots Monday Night Football live chat, second half

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The Bills trail the Patriots, 10-3, at halftime on Monday Night Football. Had they made good on several opportunities that they left on the table, that score might look radically different.

If the Buffalo Bills end up losing to the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, they're going to lament many missed opportunities to take a commanding lead in a first half that the Patriots won by a score of 10-3.

Bacarri Rambo intercepted a Tom Brady pass early in the first quarter on a ball that glanced off of the hands of Rob Gronkowski, but offsetting penalties negated the turnover. In the second quarter, with the Bills trailing 3-0, Tyrod Taylor severely under threw a wide-open Chris Hogan on a scoring opportunity, and the Bills eventually settled for a 52-yard Dan Carpenter field goal.

With under a minute remaining in the first quarter and the game tied at 3-3, LeSean McCoy couldn't quite haul in a well-placed Taylor deep throw for a touchdown, with Devin McCourty making a nice play to force the incompletion. Carpenter then bounced a 48-yard field goal try off the upright, and Brady took the Pats down the field in under a minute on a drive capped off with a 20-yard catch-and-run for running back James White.

Rex Ryan sums it up best:

The Patriots lead the Bills, 10-3, despite Buffalo's defense rolling out an excellent game plan, despite a slew of injuries on offense that have them reeling a bit (especially along the offensive line), and despite the fact that Buffalo has had ample opportunity to open up a lead. They also have the ball to start the second half. It's do-or-die time for a Bills team that has already left way too many plays to be made on the field.

Go Bills.