ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.– Taking the ball out of novice quarterback Mac Jones arms in wind gusts over 40 miles per hour and counting on their working sport, the New England Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills 14-10 at Highmark Stadium on Monday evening to enter their bye week due to the fact that the No. 1 seed within the AFC.
General, Jones was merely 2-of-Three for 19 lawns, whereas the Patriots ran for 222 yards on 46 carries.
The three passing makes an attempt are the least ever in Patriots historic past, whereas the 2 conclusions match their least, in keeping with ESPN Stats & & Data analysis. The three cross makes an attempt had actually been the least by any group for the factor that Payments attempted merely 2 in Week Three of the 1974 season (vs. the New York Jets).
The Patriots least cross makes an attempt in a sport was beforehand 5, which got here within the 1982 “Snow Plow” sport towards the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Massachusetts– a sport carried out in a driving snowstorm that was scoreless within the fourth quarter when arena employee Mark Henderson drove a tractor on to the sphere to clear an area for the one discipline objective of the sport.
2 AssociatedThe Patriots improve to 9-4, with the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs all 8-4. The Payments, in the meantime, drop to 7-5 and their margin for error to win the AFC East has been thinned.
When the Patriots led 11-7 on the break– and accomplished it for 12 backyards, Jones tossed just one cross within the first half–. The cross sailed excessive within the wind and tight finish Jonnu Smith pulled it down.
That was the least first-half cross makes an attempt by a group because not less than 1978, which is way back to info is out there, in keeping with the Elias Sports activities Bureau.
The earlier file was 2, which occurred thrice, a lot of just lately by the Indianapolis Colts in Week 14 of 2017– additionally in Buffalo, in snowy situations.
General, Jones entirely different completion was a display screen cross within the 4th quarter.
The one different video games in Patriots historic past throughout which they accomplished just two passes got here in December of 1982, and November of 1969– each towards the Miami Dolphins.
Their one passing first down tied for the second fewest in franchise historic past, and was their fewest considering that Dec. 4, 1983. The Pittsburgh Steelers had been the final group within the NFL that received a sport with one or less passing first downs, doing so in 2010 with Dennis Dixon as their quarterback.