The Patriots secondary had trouble stopping Josh Allen in a loss to the Bills, 38-9
New England- The Patriots' defense got shredded by the Bills in a loss.
With the last game on Monday Night Football, the New England Patriots wanted to put on a show against the Buffalo Bills.
On the Patriots' opening drive, Cam Newton threw a 40-yard bomb to his wide receiver and the receiver dropped it. Dropped balls have been a main issue for the Patriots this season. The Patriots had to settle for a field-goal a couple plays later to strike first, 3-0.
The Patriots' defense came up big on the Bills' opening drive. They stuffed Buffalo on a third and goal and forced them to kick a field-goal to tie up the game, 3-3 with five minutes left in the first quarter. New England's defense was caught off guard on a fake punt and a fourth and short on the Bills' second possession. Buffalo drove it down the field and scored a touchdown to go up 10-3 over New England.
The Pats answered the Bills with a touchdown of their, as "Superman" called his own number for a six-yard touchdown. Nick Folk missed the extra point and the Patriots trailed 10-9 early in the second quarter. Mid-way in the quarter, New England could not stop the Bills from getting into the endzone and Buffalo extend their lead 17-9. The Patriots' secondary was getting shredded by Josh Allen and company and walked into the locker down 24-9.
In the second half, the Patriots did not have any answer for the Bills offense. They had missed tackles that led to big plays for Buffalo, could not get a pass rush on Allen, and struggle to get on the same page with guarding the Bills' receivers. Late in the third, Newton was benched and that was all she wrote.
The Pats attempted to scrape out some type of positivity out of the game, but went on to lose the game in a disappointing manner.