The Patriots secured a 14-10 victory against the Bills in Buffalo and will keep their status as first in the AFC East.
During the windy “Monday Night Football” matchup, running back Damien Harris dominated the league’s top-ranked defense. The 24-year-old rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown before he exited the matchup with a hamstring injury. Running back Rhamondre Stevenson also helped drive down the field and recorded 24 carries for 78 yards.
While the wind whipped through Highmark Stadium at around 40-50 mph, according to the National Weather Service, Mac Jones attempted to throw the ball three times. He ended the matchup with the fewest pass attempts in the league since the Bills defeated the Jets 16-12 in 1974. Josh Allen connected with tight end Jonnu Smith for 12 yards and running back Brandon Bolden for seven yards.
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The Bills’ defense allowed 222 rushing yards and gave up an average of 4.9 total yards per play. During a handoff from Allen to running back Matt Breida, the ball came loose and gave the Patriots possession at their own 31. After Harris found a hole on third down, he rushed for 64 yards and put the Patriots on the board. Bolden rushed in for the two-point conversion and put New England up 8-0 with around five minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Although Allen lost a fumble that allowed the Patriots to capitalize, he completed 15 of 30 passes for 145 yards with a touchdown in the harsh Buffalo weather conditions. Allen also led the Bills with six carries for 39 rushing yards. He connected with wide receivers Stefon Diggs for 51 yards and Gabriel Davis for 30 yards with a touchdown.
As the Patriots advance to 9-4 and stay atop the AFC East, they will prepare to face the Colts for their next matchup in Indianapolis. Meanwhile, the Bills at 7-5 will look to stay in the playoff race as they prepare to face the Buccaneers (9-3), who sit atop the NFC South.
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Final: Patriots 14, Bills 10
10:58 p.m.: Bryant knocks a pass from Allen incomplete and seals the victory for the Patriots.
10:55 p.m.: Phillips prevents Knox from catching a pass from Allen in the end zone on third down and 18. The Bills will resume from the New England 18 after the two-minute warning.
10:52 p.m.: Allen connects with Sanders for six yards and puts the Bills at the 19. Allen keeps on the following play and rushes out of bounds at the 14.
10:50 p.m.: Allen completes to Singletary for 17 yards and gives the Bills a first down at the New England 25.
10:49 p.m.: Allen fires a short pass up the middle to Knox for seven yards and a first down.
10:48 p.m.: Allen completes a deep pass to Diggs for 26 yards and gives the Bills a first down from the 46.
10:45 p.m.: Jones throws an incomplete pass intended for Agholor, and completes to Bolden on third down for seven yards. Bailey punts 72 yards into the end zone and gives the Bills possession at the 20.
10:41 p.m.: Bass kicks a 33-yard attempt wide right, keeping the Patriots in the lead 14-10 with 7:28 remaining.
10:36 p.m.: Judon sacks Allen for a loss of nine yards, pushing the Patriots back to the 15.
10:32 p.m.: Allen completes to Moss for seven yards, who is forced out of bounds by Hightower. A horse collar tackle penalty against Hightower gives the Bills a first down at the New England 6. Buffalo takes a time-out with 8:18 remaining.
10:28 p.m.: Allen breaks free from the pocket and rushes for 21 yards to the Patriots’ 23.
10:24 p.m.: Allen fires to Diggs for 11 yards and gives the Bills a first down at the New England 44.
10:32 p.m.: Allen completes to Knox for seven yards at the 43.
10:28 p.m.: FIELD GOAL PATRIOTS. Folk makes a 34-yard attempt after Bolden falls short on third-and-long. Patriots stay on top 14-10 with 13:05 remaining.
10:25 p.m.: Milano brings down Stevenson at the 19 for a loss of six yards.
10:23 p.m.: Milano brings down Stevenson at the 14 for a loss of four yards.
Third Quarter: Patriots 11, Bills 10
10:18 p.m.: Stevenson rushes for another six yards and puts the Patriots at the 10 to end the third quarter.
10:15 p.m.: Stevenson rushes for 10 yards and gets a first down at the 21. He rushes for five yards on the following play to position the Patriots at the 16.
10:13 p.m.: Jones rushes up the middle for four yards, but is tackled short of the first down. Jones keeps it on fourth down and picks up a first at the Buffalo 32. After McDermott decides to challenge the play, the call stands and the Bills are charged with a time-out.
10:10 p.m.: Stevenson rushes to the left for 10 yards and gives the Patriots a first down at the Buffalo 42.
10:08 p.m.: Harris rushes to the 47 and picks up 22 yards before limping to the sideline.
10:06 p.m.: FIELD GOAL BILLS. Bass makes a 35-yard attempt that puts the Bills behind the Patriots 11-10 .
10:05 p.m.: Allen rushes for six yards and goes out of bounds short of the first down. A personal foul penalty against Bentley gives the Bills a first down at the Patriots’ 20.
10:02 p.m.: Allen throws a pass to Sanders into the wind and picks up 19 yards.
9:58 p.m.: Bailey punts 39 yards and gives Buffalo possession from their own 37.
9:55 p.m.: Stevenson rushes for 15 yards, but an offensive holding penalty against Smith pushes the Patriots back to the 24.
9:53 p.m.: Stevenson rushes up the middle for seven yards and gives the Patriots a first down at the 31.
9:50 p.m.: Allen throws consecutive incompletions and the Bills are forced to punt. Patriots take over at the 20 after the punt goes into the end zone.
9:48 p.m.: Allen completes to Beasley for 11 yards and is pushed out of bounds at the 36.
Halftime: Patriots 11, Bills 7
9:32 p.m.: Bailey punts for 45 yards to end the first half.
9:30 p.m.: Stevenson rushes up the middle to the 50 for five yards.
9:28 p.m.: Harris rushes up the middle for 17 yards and gives the Patriots a first down at the 42.
9:24 p.m.: Allen attempts a pass, but it’s tipped off by Van Noy. Haack punts 34 yards and the Patriots take over from the 25.
9:22 p.m.: Allen completes to Diggs for six yards ahead of the two-minute warning.
9:19 p.m.: Harris is forced out of bounds at the 10. Bolden then makes a 10-yard rush for the Patriots, but falls short of the first down. Bailey punts for 46 yards and positions the Bills at the 34.
9:17 p.m.: Basham tackles Harris at the 14 for a loss of two yards. Patriots take their first time-out with 4:31 to go in the half.
9:13 p.m.: Knox drops a pass from Allen on third down and force the Bills to punt. Patriots will start their drive against the wind at the 16.
9:11 p.m.: Ekuale gets to Allen and sacks him at the 49 for a loss of five yards.
9:08 p.m.: Moss rushes one yard for a first down at the New England 40.
9:06 p.m.: Allen completes a pass short left to Davis for 16 yards, giving the Bills a first down at the 49.
9:03 p.m.: FIELD GOAL PATRIOTS. Nick Folk makes a 41-yard attempt and keeps the Patriots on top 11-7 .
9:01 p.m.: Stevenson picks up six yards, but falls short of the first down. Special teams comes out to attempt a field goal.
8:58 p.m.: Bolden rushes up the middle for 16 yards and gives the Patriots a first down at the Buffalo 31.
First Quarter: Patriots 8, Bills 7
8:55 p.m.: Jones completes his first pass of the night to Smith for 12 yards at the sideline. Stevenson rushes for another six yards and positions the Patriots at the 47 to start the second quarter.
8:52 p.m.: Stevenson rushes up the middle for 10 yards and gives the Patriots a first down at the 35.
8:50 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BILLS. Allen fires a pass up the middle to Davis in the end zone. After Bass makes the extra point, the Bills trail the Patriots 8-7 with 2:02 remaining in the first.
8:49 p.m.: Haack punts 55-yards for the Bills, and the Patriots muff on the return. After official review, the call was reversed and gave the Bills a first down at the Patriots’ 14.
8:47 p.m.: Allen attempts a deep pass to Sanders but it falls incomplete.
8:46 p.m.: Allen fires a 15-yard pass to Beasley, but the Bills are brought back to their own 28 after an offensive holding penalty.
8:45 p.m.: Singletary rushes up the middle for two yards and picks up the first down. Allen rushes on the following play and is brought down at the 37.
8:42 p.m.: Allen completes to Diggs for eight yards and positions the Bills at their own 33.
8:38 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS. Harris breaks free and rushes 64 yards for the score. Bolden rushes into the end zone for the two-point conversion and gives the Patriots a 8-0 lead with 5:18 remaining in the first quarter.
8:35 p.m.: Agholor rushes six yards before he’s brought down by Rousseau at the 36.
8:33 p.m.: FUMBLE BILLS. Allen fumbles while attempting a handoff to Breida, and is recovered by Lawrence Guy at the Patriots’ 31.
8:31 p.m.: Allen completes a pass to Breida for five yards and a first down at the Patriots’ 29.
8:28 p.m.: Allen completes to Sanders, but he is immediately brought down by J.C. Jackson for a loss of three yards.
8:24 p.m.: Rousseau brings down Bolden for a loss of one yard on third down. Bailey kicks a 15-yard punt out of bounds at the Patriots’ 40.
8:20 p.m.: After Allen throws an incomplete pass on third down, the Bills are forced to punt. The Patriots will take over at the 20.
8:19 p.m.: Patriots punt on their opening possession after they fail to convert. Bills start their opening drive at the 49.
8:17 p.m.: Mac Jones fumbles off the snap on third down and Damien Harris recovers at the 23.
8:15 p.m.: As the Bills kickoff, the wind picks up the ball and takes it into the crowd. Patriots start from the 25.
8:12 p.m.: Patriots call heads, but the coin comes up tails. Bills choose to defer and the Patriots will start with possession.
Bills vs. Patriots start time
- Date: Monday, Dec. 6
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. EST
Patriots vs. Bills is scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. EST, standard time for “Monday Night Football.”
How to watch Monday Night Football
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live Stream: ESPN, ESPN+, fuboTV
Patriots vs. Bills will be broadcast nationally on ESPN for “Monday Night Football” in Week 13. ESPN will have its regular booth broadcasting this game, with Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick. Lisa Salters will be on the sideline.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN free with a 30-day trial .
Monday Night Football schedule 2021
|Week 1||Sept. 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|
Patriots schedule 2021
|13||Dec. 6 (MNF)||at Bills||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|14||Dec. 12||Bye week||—||—|
|15||Dec. 18||at Colts||8:30 p.m. ET||NFL Network|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Bills||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|17||Jan. 2||at Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
Buffalo Bills schedule 2021
|13||Dec. 6||vs. Patriots||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|14||Dec. 12||at Buccaneers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Panthers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|16||Dec. 26||at Patriots||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Falcons||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Jets||1 p.m. ET||CBS|