Bills hand Patriots first ever shutout at Gillette Stadium in 16-0 win

Buffalo bests Brissett-led Patriots for second win.

Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams (23) breaks up a pass intended for New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan, left, during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

FOXBOROUGH, M.A. (WIVB) — Rex Ryan had his fun with Bill Belichick in the press room early during Patriots week.

Then he went and had more fun on the field.

Ryan’s Bills moved to 2-2 with a 16-0 win over the previously undefeated Patriots, handing New England its first shutout at home since 1993.

The quarterback situation was in question for the Patriots until an hour prior to kickoff when Jacoby Brissett got the starting nod. The Bills defense had an answer for every New England offensive drive, holding the rookie to 157 yards passing and 83 yards rushing. Additionally, the Patriots only had 13 first downs.

Zach Brown notched a career-high 18 tackles in the win.

The Bills offense was led by LeSean McCoy, who carried the ball 19 times for 70 yards. He also scored a seven-yard touchdown on Buffalo’s first drive of the game.

Tyrod Taylor threw the ball to eight different receivers, with a team high seven different receptions for Robert Woods who filled in for an injured Sammy Watkins.

Dan Carpenter connected on three field goals to cap the 16-0 win.

Next, the Bills travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams. Kick-off is set for 4:25 pm local time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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