Tom Brady led a surgical, 14-play drive on the Patriots first possession that was capped by a 9-yard touchdown to Danny Amendola. On their second possession, Brady hit former Bill Chris Hogan in stride down the sideline for a 53-yard touchdown.
Brady was immaculate first quarter, completing 8 for 11 passes for 107 yards. His only incompletions came on a throwaway, and a catch that Rob Gronkowski couldn’t get both feet in bounds on, and a pass that was deflected at the line by Jerry Hughes.
The Bills had good opening drive but were forced to settle for a field goal. Reggie Bush appeared to go the wrong way on a run play in the red zone, then couldn’t handle a pass Taylor gunned to him in the end zone.
The Bills clearly missed safety Aaron Williams in the first quarter. Jonathan Meeks was lost in coverage on the first touchdown, and Stephon Gilmore stopped to yell at a safety after Hogan toasted him.
Streak snapped: The Bills had won the coin toss in 10 consecutive games dating back to last season, which had just a 0.0977 percent chance of happening. That strange streak ended Sunday, as the Patriots correctly called heads to win the toss.
Round number alert: Dan Carpenter’s field goal was his 100th as a member of the Bills.