Running game, stingy defense support fiery Tom Brady in win over Bills

WATCH: Bill Belichick calls Rob Gronowski hit 'bulls***' to Bills coach Sean McDermott

Running for 92 yards on 15 carries, including a game-long of 44-yards, Lewis helped keep the Patriots on an even level as quarterback Tom Brady and the rest of the offense struggled in the first half.

numberFire's models projected Lewis for 10.0 FanDuel points and he came up just shy of that with 9.2 on Sunday.

At 2-2 earlier in the season it seemed the sky was falling for the New England Patriots.

In six career games in Buffalo, Gronkowski has seven touchdowns on 35 catches for 583 yards. - Remember when the Patriots' defense stunk?

Setting up this year's Patriots-Bills matchup, Brady said on Westwood One, "They've got a lot on the line". It's certainly been a steady, but dramatic improvement for Matt Patricia's defense, which allowed an average of 461 yards per game in September, worst in the NFL.

The second half was a different story offensively.

A victory Sunday at New Era Field would put Brady alone atop the ranks with 27 wins against the Bills. Gronkowski snagged eight passes for 147 yards.

But who would have thought that neither of these teams would score a first-half touchdown on Sunday.

White was evaluated for a head injury after intercepting Brady late in the fourth quarter. Linebacker Trevor Reilly will miss Sunday's game with a concussion, defensive end Trey Flowers is out with an injury to his ribs, wide receiver Chris Hogan is out with a shoulder injury and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon is still nursing an ankle injury. Take a look back at this highlight from 2011, when Brady got into it with then-OC Bill O'Brien (now coach of the Texans) when he threw a red zone interception. Not the strongest day for the player who should be NFL MVP, but it's still all good enough for a 14th-consecutive road win for the Patriots nonetheless.

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