>Grading the Bills
B : Had 64 yards on opening drive, then got cute and rushed for 61 the rest of the day. Jackson had 81 yards on 13 carries. It warranted more touches.
F : Fitzpatrick went to pieces in matchup with Brady. Threw three interceptions and lost two fumbles. Gailey should have had mercy and put in Brohm.
F : League's worst unit justified its ranking. Woodhead TD run similar to one in first meeting. Green-Ellis should send Christmas cards to Bills.
C- : Didn't allow wide receivers to hurt them down the field, but didn't bother to cover tight ends in red zone. Didn't get enough pressure on Brady.
D : Return teams were ineffective. Average start after kickoff returns was own 24. Spiller fumbled away a punt. Moorman again shaky.
D : Gailey allowed Belichick to spook him out of run game early. Edwards didn't learn from first meeting. Pats used same cutback runs.
>Grading the Patriots
A : Undrafted tandem was sensational. Green-Ellis ran for 104, Woodhead 93. Had 163 yards in first half alone.
B : Brady wasn't great, but didn't need to be. Tossed three TD passes to tight ends and set NFL record for most consecutive passes (319) without interception.
C : Got gashed on opening drive, but coaches went big and Bills backed down. Not often a team averages 6 yards a carry and scores only three.
A : Didn't play like a team ranked 30th in the league. Played aggressively and got three picks. When they weakened in coverage, Fitz misfired.
A : Great day in coverage. Bills' average drive start on kickoff was 24-yard line. Mesko dropped three punts inside 20. Spiller fumbled one away late.
A : Belichick accustomed to having his way in Buffalo. Dared Gailey to run against bigger front on game's second possession and Bills blinked.