They've had some close calls in that building, to be sure - five of the 12 losses were one-score affairs, and most of those losses were of the heart-wrenching variety - but 0-12 speaks for itself. So does a minus-18 turnover differential in those games. Buffalo plays horrible football in this building.
Let's run through the list!
- 2002: Patriots 27, Bills 17
- 2003: Patriots 31, Bills 0
- 2004: Patriots 29, Bills 6
- 2005: Patriots 21, Bills 16
Leading 16-7 in the fourth quarter, a Corey Dillon touchdown run cuts Buffalo's lead to 16-14. Then, quarterback Kelly Holcomb is sacked and fumbles, the Pats recover, and Dillon again scores for the game-winning points.
- 2006: Patriots 19, Bills 17
The Dick Jauron era begins by J.P. Losman breaking a 17-17 fourth-quarter tie by taking a sack in his own end zone with eight minutes remaining. Ballgame.
- 2007: Patriots 38, Bills 7
- 2008: Patriots 20, Bills 10
- 2009: Patriots 25, Bills 24
Buffalo led 24-13 late in the fourth quarter on Monday Night Football. Ben Watson scores to cut the lead to 24-19. Leodis McKelvin fumbles the ensuing kickoff. Watson scores again for the game-winning points. This loss will forever make short lists of the most excruciating losses in Bills history.
- 2010: Patriots 38, Bills 30
Ryan Fitzpatrick makes his first start under Chan Gailey and puts up good numbers, hitting Stevie Johnson for a touchdown with four minutes left to make it a one-score game. Buffalo's defense, however, couldn't hold up their end of the bargain.
- 2011: Patriots 49, Bills 21
- 2012: Patriots 37, Bills 31
Fitzpatrick waits until the final drive, with under two minutes remaining, to throw his first interception of the day - a forced ball to T.J. Graham in the end zone, snuffing out the Bills' comeback attempt.
- 2013: Patriots 34, Bills 20
Here's to hoping that the thirteenth time is the charm for the Bills, as they travel to Gillette to take on the Patriots in their 2014 regular season finale this Sunday.