ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Tom Brady led New England on six consecutive second-half touchdown drives and the Patriots rolled to a 52-28 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Brady finished 22 of 36 for 340 yards and three scores, and also scored on a 4-yard run in helping the Patriots (2-2) avoid their first three-game losing streak in 10 years. Stevan Ridley scored two touchdowns rushing. New England scored 35 straight points and finished with 580 total yards in overcoming a 21-7 third-quarter deficit.
The Patriots forced six turnovers, including four interceptions of Ryan Fitzpatrick passes, and three sacks. Bills head coach Chan Gailey was asked if he was embarrassed by the Bills poor performance. "Yeah, I do. I am. I do not like to play like that. I do not think that is who we are, but that is who we were today. You cannot sugar coat it anyway, but we are 2-2. That is who we are today. We are 2-2. You kicked dirt on us almost after the first game, everybody was getting high after two and everybody will kick dirt on us after this week. That is just the way it is. I understand that. We have a tough road ahead of us. We understand that. Nobody understands that more than me."
Fitzpatrick finished 22 of 39 for 350 yards and four touchdowns, including two to tight end Scott Chandler. Fitzpatrick shared Gailey's feelings about being embarrassed by the loss. "Yeah, that was really embarrassing. We have got a lot of pride in this locker room and right now we have our tails between our legs in terms of we got our butts kicked. Unfortunately, we have been in this situation before. Fortunately, we have responded to this situation. We look at the film, try to get better and move on, but it is just hard with this being the second division game that we have not come out and played well to say that again."
The Bills 100 million dollar man Mario Williams had zero impact on the game. He was asked how he'd label the Bills performance against the Patriots. "A loss is a loss. I don't label it anything. Whether it's a win or a loss it is what it is. You guys can label it whatever word you like to. Like I said, we're going to watch film and definitely like I said be picky and hard on each other and figure out what in the world was going on."
Running back Fred Jackson who returned to action after suffering a knee injury in week one against the Jets said the Bills missed a chance against a division opponent. "We're all disappointed in this, this was an opportunity for us and we didn't take advantage of it. You've got to give (New England) credit, they had their back against the wall, came in and made plays when they had to."
Like Jackson running back C.J. Spiller returned to action this week. He suffered a shoulder injury in Cleveland last week. Spiller got drilled by Vince Woolfork late in the first half and coughed up the football. That fumble cost the Bills any chance they had to add to their 14-7 halftime lead. "Oh, that was crucial. That was totally crucial. That was the turning point of the game. That is totally on me, nobody else that was me. I just have to do a better job of securing the ball, especially down there. It was a big momentum swing with our defense getting a turnover. And for us to walk away with nothing, I think we would have gone up 28-7, so you cannot do that and win games."
The Bills (2-2) dropped to 1-17 in their last 18 games against New England. The Bills are at San Francisco next Sunday.