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Third-quarter analysis: Bills' defense has no answers for Tom Brady

Tom Brady's greatness seemingly knows no bounds.

The New England Patriots' future Hall of Fame quarterback was at his best in the third quarter Sunday against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Brady carved up the Bills for 169 passing yards and a touchdown, leading the Patriots to points on all three of their possessions and a 37-13 lead.

Brady's 22-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman gave the Patriots a 34-13 lead.

Seeing yellow: The Bills' propensity to take penalties continued in the third quarter. Four more penalties were called, bring the total to 12 for the game, for a loss of 108 yards.

Next-level trolling: Was Bill Belichick sending a message to the Bills with two play calls near the goal line? The Patriots ran back-to-back plays intended for tight end Scott Chandler from the Bills' 3-yard line, but both were incomplete. Chandler, the former Bills' tight end, dropped one pass, then had the next one broken up by Bills safety Aaron Williams. The Patriots settled for a 21-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski that gave them a 27-13 lead.

 

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