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.