(ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.) — Stephen Gostkowski spoiled Bills rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel’s first start on Sunday. Gostkowski hit a 35-yard field goal with five seconds left to put New England past the Bills, 23-21.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was 29 of 52 for 288 yards with an interception and two touchdowns, but despite leading the team 49 yards in 12 plays down the field to set up the field goal, he still thinks they’ll have to work on things before their game against the Jets on Thursday.
“We didn’t execute great, but we made some really clutch plays when we needed to,” Brady said after the game. “It was a all-around team effort. Great situational football.”
The win marked Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s 206th that moved him one ahead of Marty Schottenheimer for sixth place on the NFL list.
“We’ve got to take care of the ball better,” Belichick said of the Patriots two field goals and Brady’s turnover in the second half. “We were fortunate to come up with it defensively, that’s all there is to it.”
Manuel finished the game 18 of 27 for 150 yards and two touchdowns.
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