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Deep dive on Tyrod Taylor's performances in past games against the Patriots

Tyrod Taylor has started four games against the New England Patriots during his tenure with the Buffalo Bills, and his team has compiled a 1-3 record against New England in those contests.

Before Week 13's matchup with the Patriots, let's take a deeper look into Taylor's performances against Bill Belichick's defenses.

Overall, Buffalo's starting quarterback has accumulated the following statistics against the Patriots:

Completions: 89

Attempts: 143

Completion percentage: 62.2

Yards: 904

Yards per attempt: 6.32

TD / INT: 4 / 3

QB rating: 80.8

Taylor had one of his strangest outings against the Patriots in his second game as a starter in the NFL. In Week Two of 2015, he was intercepted three times in a wild game. Taylor hasn't thrown more than one interception in any of the other 38 starts he's made for the Bills.

In that contest, Buffalo trailed 37-13 in the third quarter until Taylor led a ferocious comeback with two touchdown passes and one running score, which led to a score of 37-32 with a little more than four minutes left. New England tacked on a field goal with 1:15 remaining, and Taylor was intercepted for the third and final time on the first play from scrimmage on the following drive.

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Against a Brady-less Pats team on Oct. 2 last year, Taylor went 27 of 39 for 246 yards with one touchdown in Buffalo's 16-0 win in Gillette Stadium. His 27 completions are currently tied for the third-most he's had in a game with the Bills.

Taylor connected on only 50 percent of his throws in the home game against New England in 2016, a 41-25 loss that wasn't realistically within reach for Buffalo after a few minutes into the third quarter.

He's been sacked 13 times in four games against Belichick's defense, including an eight-sack game in Week Two of 2015. Beyond those takedowns, Taylor has rushed 19 times for 120 yards with two scores on the ground against New England.

The Patriots currently have Football Outsiders' No. 29 defensive DVOA.

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