FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Buffalo took advantage of sloppy, Tom Brady-less New England to hand the Patriots their first home shutout at Gillette Stadium, winning 16-0 Sunday.It was the first loss of the season for New England (3-1), which was playing its final game before Brady returns from his four-game Deflategate suspension. The Patriots, who moved into Gillette Stadium in 2002, were last blanked at home 6-0 by the New York Jets in 1993 at Foxboro Stadium.Tyrod Taylor connected with LeSean McCoy for a 7-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, Dan Carpenter added three field goals for Buffalo (2-2).It was Buffalos second win in its last 16 visits to Foxborough. Including his tenure with the New York Jets, it gave Bills coach Rex Ryan his first regular-season road victory over Bill Belichick in eight tries. The last Bills shutout win away From Orchard Park was 23-0 over Washington in a Buffalo home game at Toronto on Oct. 30, 2011.After struggling to maintain drives and finding a run-pass balance, Taylor was spot-on Sunday. He finished 27 for 39 for 246 yards, and directed a unit that was 7 for 15 on third downs. The Bills had been 10 of 36 combined in the first three games.Buffalos defense also carried over its dominant effort from its 33-18 win over Arizona, sacking rookie Jacoby Brissett three times.Brissett made his second consecutive start in place of Jimmy Garoppolo (sore right shoulder). But Brissett, playing a week after injuring his right thumb, struggled to find the command he had in leading the Patriots to a 27-0 win over the Texans. New England finished 1 for 12 on third downs and managed just 277 total yards. The Patriots drove into Buffalo territory only four times, with three of those drives ending in a lost fumble by Brissett, a missed field goal, and a turnover on downs.Nothing was good enough, Belichick said. At any position, at any phase of the game. It just wasnt good enough.After managing to reach the red zone with four drives in their first three games, the Bills did it on their first two series Sunday.Their first possession, a 12-play, 65-yard drive, ended in Taylors touchdown strike to McCoy. The second stretched 52 yards over 10 plays and was capped by the first of two first-half field goals by Dan Carpenter.QUOTABLE:Ryan on getting a regular-season win in Foxborough: God, it feels good to finally win here. ...Its satisfying. But lets face it: They had a player out.Patriots WR Julian Edelman on that missing player: Anytime one of your best players isnt there, theres something missing. We handled a lot of it well. Today we just didnt. The Bills outplayed us, so thats that.PREGAME SCUFFLE: Several punches were thrown when a shoving match erupted near the sideline about an hour before kickoff. The altercation appeared to begin when Brissett was jogging along the field and was shoved by Bills safety Robert Blanton. Brissett didnt stop, and New England rookie receiver Malcolm Mitchell retaliated by shoving Blanton. Blanton responded by punching Mitchell in the chest and head-butting him, which led to several other players and assistant coaches getting involved. Later, Bills safety Aaron Williams shoved a Patriots assistant coach attempting to separate the players. As the scuffles began to dissipate, Buffalo cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman landed a punch on Blantons facemask.FIRST DOWN EFFICIENCY: The Bills matched a season high for first downs with 16 in the first half alone. Buffalo had 16 in each of its past two games after opening the season with 11 in a 13-7 loss at Baltimore. Taylor opened by hitting 14 of his first 17 attempts for 138 yards and a touchdown before closing the half 17 of 22 for 165 yards. That topped the 119 yards passing he had in last weeks 33-18 win over Arizona.SLOW GOING: The Patriots offense was anemic in the opening quarter, failing to get a first down while managing 20 total yards. It was the first time the Patriots went without a first-quarter first down since Week 8 of 2011 against Pittsburgh. Bills safety Aaron Williams said the win was still satisfying even with Brady out.Were probably going to hear the excuses that (Brissett) was a third-string quarterback. Garoppolo was out and Tom didnt (play) ... Its a game man. They get paid just like we do. They got to prepare just like we do.FIRST CATCH: TE Rob Gronkowski, who played sparingly in his season debut last week, caught his first pass of the season, an 11-yard reception in the fourth quarter.INJURIES: Patriots DT Vincent Valentine left in the third quarter with a back injury. 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(STATS) -- Shortly after Youngstown State found out it was headed to the FCS playoffs for the first time in 10 years, safety LeRoy Alexander stepped to the podium and admitted his Penguins knew little about their opponent before earnestly offering one tidbit hed gleaned from an early scouting report on Samford.We hear they like to pass the ball.Rumor has it that its a dangerous time of year to be a turkey, too.Alexander and his teammates will find out rather quickly on Saturday that what they heard is true as 13th-ranked Youngstown State faces what should be a tough aerial test from Devlin Hodges and one of the nations most dangerous passing attacks.The Penguins (8-3, 6-2 Missouri Valley) were the subdivisions dynasty in the 1990s, winning four national championships in five title game appearances, but theyve made just one playoff appearance since Jim Tressel left for Ohio State in 2001.Its only taken Bo Pelini two years to get Youngstown State back in the 24-team field since returning to his hometown, and after finishing 5-6 in his first season, the Penguins are headed to the playoffs with a defense that hasnt given up more than 24 points to an FCS opponent this season.Pelini didnt stick around long enough at Nebraska to have to worry about any playoff scenarios, but after spending nine years as an NFL assistant prior to starting with the Cornhuskers, he has a pretty good feel for what to expect come Saturday.Its win or go home, Pelini said. Lets go. Lets see what youve got. Thats the kind of challenge you want.Its tough to say if 23rd-ranked Samford (7-4, 5-3 Southern) is the type of task theyll regret having to face for the right to meet third-seeded and second-ranked Jacksonville State. The Bulldogs led the FCS in pass completions (353) and completion percentage (71.3) and were second in attempts (495), with Hodges 33 touchdown passes ranking third nationally.The sophomore, who on Tuesday was named the SoCons offensive player of the year by both the coaches and media, threw for at least 280 yards and two TDs in every game but Samfords latest. And when JJ Jermans 28-yard field goal went through as time expired last Saturday, giving 5-6 East Tennessee State an unlikely 15-14 upset, it seemed like the Bulldogs regular-season finale would also be their 2016 finale.Samforrds inclusion in the bracket even caught its coach off guard.dddddddddddd(I was surprised) a little bit, Ill be honest with you, Chris Hatcher said. But after evaluating the situation on the way home (Saturday) night and seeing how the bubble teams fared, I really thought we had a chance.Our overall body of work throughout the course of the season -- the Central Arkansas game was a huge win, The Citadel game, how we played them on the road, how we played Mississippi State -- I think that was big for us. ... We were down and out, and all of the sudden, weve got new life about ourselves.The Bulldogs have to hope last week was a blip on the radar and that Hodges can bounce back against a Youngstown State defense that thrives on getting to the quarterback. The Penguins led the FCS with 40 sacks as defensive ends Derek Rivers and Avery Moss registered 10 apiece.It seems unlikely theyll be able to cause that much damage in the backfield considering Samfords offense is built upon Hodges getting the ball out quick to FCS receptions leader Karel Hamilton, Kelvin McKnight and Emmanuel Obajimi, but 18 of the 23 sacks Samford suffered came in its six road games.Youngstown State went 6-0 at home and hasnt lost there since Nov. 14, 2015, when it blew a two-touchdown fourth-quarter lead to eventual national champion North Dakota State.One thing seems certain Saturday: the Penguins owning time of possession. They finished sixth in the FCS, holding the ball for 33:41 per game behind a ground game centered around seniors Martin Ruiz and Jody Webb. Samford was 124th of 125 teams, possessing it for just 24:54 per contest.Youngstown State had five drives that took four plays or fewer while racking up a 2016 FCS record 572 yards on the ground in last Saturdays 65-20 pounding of Missouri State, while Samford comes in as an 8 1/2-point underdog thats dropped three of four.To Hatcher, though, the ETSU loss could be more of a wake-up call than a warning.I hope its gonna be a big positive for us, he said. Now our guys know what its like to have their season over, and now we have a chance to play some more football.Theres nothing like practicing on Thanksgiving morning. Discount Jerseys NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys Black China NFL Jerseys Disocunt Football Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Throwback Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Black China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store Stitched Jerseys ' ' '
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