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Bills-Patriots final score: Buffalo falls to New England, 40-32

The Bills made it competitive late but weren't able to overcome the hole they had dug themselves.

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

That was a difficult game to watch - and not just because the Buffalo Bills got smacked in the mouth by the New England Patriots. Aaron Williams was taken off the field in an ambulance, Tyrod Taylor was sacked 8 times, and Buffalo was called for 14 penalties.

Taylor threw three interceptions but was efficient throwing short passes, finishing the day 23-of-30 for 242 yards and three touchdowns, with most of those positives coming after the Bills were down multiple scores. The Bills offense struggled to get into a rhythm even though the final stats might not bear that out.  It was somewhat of a miracle the Bills even made it a one-score game. LeSean McCoy showed up, gaining 89 yards on just 15 carries and Karlos Williams chipped in with a rushing score as did Taylor.

While we knew the offense was going to have some growing pains, the defense was also bad giving up the most passing yards they've ever allowed to Tom Brady who carved them up with quick passes all day. Brady routinely got the ball out quickly, completely removing the defensive front from the game plan. The only time he held onto the ball, it allowed the Bills to get back into it late as Jerry Hughes stripped the ball.

Buffalo (1-1) next heads down to Miami for their second straight divisional match-up.