Devin McCourty’s Pick-6 Seals Patriots’ 25-6 Win Over Bills

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The Bills finished the game only converting four of fourteen third downs. This week, they caught a few grins from Belichick, which he flashed while hugging quarterback Tom Brady and giving props to safety Devin McCourty for his pick-six to secure the victory. Against playoff-caliber defenses the last two weeks, the Pats' pass-heavy offense has averaged 21 points per game.

Bills rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds left the game in the second quarter due to a concussion.

On second thought - Outscored, 175-81, this season, the Bills have been particularly bad in the second quarter when they've gotten routed, 66-16.

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The Bills are in primetime which means fans all around the country can tune it to witness what could be one of the top upsets of the entire season.

The coverage on the backend by the Buffalo defense was superb for most of the night as Brady's receivers struggled to create separation, especially beyond 20 yards downfield where Brady completed only two passes.

With Dont'a Hightower out, Van Noy took charge with a team-leading seven tackles and two sacks. Once again, the Patriots couldn't get in the end zone.

A New England Patriots helmet during the first half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

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Although McCoy led the Bills with six catches for 82 yards on Monday night, he entered the game ranked 34th in the National Football League in yards per carry (3.87) this season and 37th since the start of the 2017 season (3.95).

Say this much for the Bills: They played complementary football in losing at Indianapolis, 37-5, last Sunday; the Bills' offense turned the ball over five times, while their defense allowed the Colts to gallop for 220 yards. Of course all of this is easier when Derek Anderson is under center for the Bills, but a win is a win.

Now he's facing his old team and the Bills will be trying to get their passing game going with Kelvin Benjamin and Zay Jones on the outside. He was the best defender on the field, which also hosted a shutdown performance from Stephon Gilmore. Washington cut him loose in the offseason, and he made 14 catches for 235 yards with the Jets through six games before they released him last week while he was dealing with a groin injury. "This was a game where they were moving the ball and couldn't get into the end zone", McCourty said.

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