The Sabres led the Winnipeg Jets 2-0 after the first period on goals from Kyle Okposo and Brian Gionta in goaltender Robin Lehner’s first game back from the flu. ... Oh, right, the football game.
Not much happened during the fourth quarter with the outcome long decided. Most of the stands cleared out well before the two-minute warning. The most interesting play may have been when the Bills were penalized a timeout because Rex Ryan threw the challenge flag in the final two minutes, when all reviews have to come from the booth.
There was no scoring in the fourth quarter until Bills rookie Jonathan Williams walked in for a meaningless touchdown with 30 seconds to go. Backup quarterbacks EJ Manuel and Jimmy Garoppolo entered the game as the Patriots nursed a three-touchdown lead.
Rookie Shaq Lawson recorded his first career sack, bringing down Tom Brady for a 5-yard loss. Marcell Dareus also recorded his first sack of the season. The Bills brought Brady down four times in the game.
Nick O’Leary caught a two-point conversion after Williams’ touchdown. He finished with more receiving yards (10) than Charles Clay (6).
Any goats left? The Bills pranked assistant defensive backs coach Ed Reed this week by putting live goats in his office because he’s the GOAT – the Greatest Of All Time at safety. If the Bills have any goats left, them should walk them over to Tom Brady, who improved to 26-3 against the Bills with his 315-yard, four-touchdown performance. 🐐.