Bills coach Sean McDermott said the throw to Kelvin Benjamin late in the second quarter the way most everyone but the NFL replay official saw it: A touchdown.
"I am at a loss, really. I saw Kelvin's catch before halftime as a touchdown," McDermott said during his postgame news conference. "I'm at a loss on how a play like that can be overturned."
Bills running back LeSean McCoy was equally displeased.
“Up here they always find a way to get it right for the Patriots," McCoy told reporters. "It’s just crazy, man, because you put so much into it and to get robbed like that. .. I mean, that’s a touchdown. But it is what it is.”
McDermott also said backup running back Travaris Cadet has a broken ankle and his season is over. Cadet had an air cast placed on the ankle and was carted off the field after the injury.
Given that the Bills need help to make the postseason but also need to take care of business in Miami next Sunday, McDermott said, "It's a critical week for us. We would like to be in a lot better position."
As for the Bills only getting field goals, McDermott said, "When you get in the red zone, you gotta score touchdowns."