Sloppy Patriots edge Bills, 23-21 in Week 1
Stephen Gostkowski’s 35-yard field goal make with five seconds remaining in regulation gave the Patriots a 23-21 victory over upset-hungry Buffalo Sunday in Orchard Park, NY.
Tom Brady (29-for-52, 288 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT) hooked up with Danny Amendola (10 rec., 104 yards) and Shane Vereen (7 rec., 58 yards) multiple times on a final drive that began at their own 34-yard line to set up Gostkowski’s winner.
The Pats found themselves down to the Bills the majority of the second half thanks to a 18-yard touchdown pass from EJ Manuel to Stevie Johnson with 11:09 left in the third quarter. New England led 17-14 at the half.
The Patriots return to action Thursday night against the Jets.