New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills tickets 12/23/2018

New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills NFL regular season game will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA and tickets are still available. Get ready for the Sunday, December 23, 2018 game, where Patriots will try to win against Bills again at 1:00 PM. Best way to see your favorite team’s game is going to the stadium and be among other supporters. Get discount tickets for New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills game until all are sold-out!

New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills were both charter members of the AFL, and even competed with each other in an AFL playoff game. They have remained divisional rivals since the NFL-AFL merger. Prior to the rise of Tom Brady, the two teams shared a mellow, yet occasionally competitive rivalry, featuring highlights from players such as O.J. Simpson, Steve Grogan, Joe Ferguson, Jim Kelly, and Drew Bledsoe. However, Brady has dominated the Bills ever since taking over as the Patriots’ franchise quarterback, holding a 26-3 regular season record over them. Though Patriots fans usually feel apathetic towards the Bills, Bills fans have come to despise the Patriots more than any other rival. The rivalry has remained somewhat intense in recent years with multiple players having played for both teams, the Bills usually giving their all when playing the Patriots, and the presence of Rex Ryan, who coached both the Bills and Jets and was known for his trash-talk.

Important Facts Of Patriots-Bills Rivalry Since 2010

The game on September 26, 2010 was noteworthy on several levels. It was the 400th career win for the Patriots franchise (regular-season and playoffs). It was the highest-scoring game in the series (38–30 Patriots win) since 1994. It was first start of the season for Buffalo’s former backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Randy Moss caught two touchdowns; they turned out to be his last with the Patriots.

On September 25, 2011, the Bills came back from a 21–0 deficit to defeat the Patriots 34–31 and snap the 15-game losing streak. Despite this win, the Patriots won the final meeting of the season, on January 1, 2012, erasing a 21–0 Bills lead to win 49–21; coming a week after erasing a 17–0 lead to Miami, it was the largest comeback win since erasing a 21-point gap against the Bears.

On September 30, 2012 the Patriots erased a 21–7 Bills lead in the third quarter by outscoring them, 45–7 on six straight touchdowns, winning 52–28. On November 11 the Bills stayed toe to toe with the Patriots; down, 37–31, the Bills were driving until Devin McCourty intercepted a Fitzpatrick pass in the endzone.

The Week 1 game of 2013 on September 8, 2013 featured the Patriots at the Bills. The Patriots narrowly defeated the Bills, 23–21, on the final drive of the game. It was the first start for Bills’ rookie quarterback EJ Manuel, who threw two touchdowns in the contest Manuel was unable to play in the Week 17 rematch in a rain-swept Gillette Stadium and was replaced by Thad Lewis. The Patriots won, 34–20, behind over 189 yards from LeGarrette Blount.

Following the passing of Ralph Wilson, the Bills were sold to Buffalo Sabres owners Terry Pegula and his wife Kim. In his first game as Bills owner the Bills team hosted the Patriots on October 12, 2014. The Bills had benched E.J. Manuel for veteran Kyle Orton, but three turnovers in the first half aided the Patriots in racing to a 37–22 win. Tom Brady threw for 361 yards – his 60th 300-yard game – and four touchdowns, including a 43-yard strike to Brian Tyms. In Week 17, the Bills won their first matchup since Gillette Stadium had been built and would be Buffalo’s first regulation win in New England in over 20 years. The Patriots having clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs with Denver falling to the Cincinnati Bengals the week prior, played Brady during the first half of the game only. The Patriots played Jimmy Garoppolo in his place in the second half but both failed to find the endzone in the 17–9 Buffalo win.

After the 2014 season, Buffalo hired former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan. When asked if the Jets would be his focus during the 2015 season, Ryan admitted that the Patriots would still be his number one target. The Patriots traveled to Orchard Park in Week Two of the 2015 season; they raced to a 37–13 lead; the Bills scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter behind quarterback Tyrod Taylor but a late field goal by Stephen Gostkowski and an interception of Taylor sealed a 40–32 Patriots win.

2016 saw the Patriots hosting the Bills in week 4. The Patriots faced a shortage at quarterback, as Tom Brady had been suspended the first four games of the season as a result of his involvement in the Deflategate scandal, and primary backup Jimmy Garoppolo had also been sidelined with an injury. As a result, third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett made the start for the Patriots. Unable to overcome a strong defensive showing from the Bills and an efficient performance by Tyrod Taylor, Brissett and the Patriots lost 16–0. It was the first shutout loss at home for New England since 1993, and its first ever in Gillette Stadium. The rematch later in 2016, which the Patriots won 41-25 with Brady returning, was notorious as a spectator tossed a sex toy onto the field in the middle of a play.

During a game with playoff implications on December 3, 2017, Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski hit Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White with a flying elbow after White intercepted Tom Brady in garbage-time. Though the game was already decided at that point with the Patriots going on to win 23–3, the play added tension between the teams. During the rematch just three weeks later, Buffalo raced to a 16–13 lead in the third quarter, but ultimately lost 37–16 as Brady led three consecutive touchdown drives. Another controversial moment occurred when Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin had a touchdown reception overturned during the second quarter.

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