Bills hand Patriots rare shutout loss
The Bills handed the Patriots their first home shutout at Gillette Stadium, winning 16-0 on Sunday.
It was the first loss of the season for the Patriots (3-1), who were playing their final game before Tom 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 Jets in 1993 at Foxboro Stadium.
Tyrod Taylor connected with LeSean McCoy for a 7-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, and Dan Carpenter added three field goals for the Bills (2-2). Raiders 28, Ravens 27: Derek Carr threw four TD passes, the last a third to Michael Crabtree with 2:12 left. The Ravens had rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth to go ahead with 31⁄ minutes left. Falcons 48, Panthers 33: Matt Ryan threw for a team-record 503 yards with four TDs, and Julio Jones had 12 receptions for a Falcons-record 300 yards. Robert Alford sealed the win with 30-yard INT return for a TD with 1:14 left. Jaguars 30, Colts 27: Blake Bortles threw for two TDs and ran for another, and the Jags held on despite three fourth-quarter TD drives by the Colts, who trailed 23-6 after three quarters in London. Bill Belichick and the Patriots had no answers against the Bills on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass. Seahawks 27, Jets 17: Russell Wilson was 23 of 32 for 309 yards with three TDs despite playing with a sprained left knee and a nagging right-ankle injury. Redskins 31, Browns 20: Kirk Cousins threw three TD passes, including two to TE Jordan Reed, and RB Matt Jones ran for 117 yards with a score. The Browns fell to 0-4. Texans 27, Titans 20: Will Fuller broke a second-half tie with a 67-yard punt return for a TD and added a receiving score to lift the Texans in their first game without injured DE J.J. Watt. Saints 35, Chargers 34: Drew Brees threw two TD passes in the final 4:50 to rally the Saints, who won their first game. The Chargers led by 13, but fumbles by RB Melvin Gordon and WR Travis Benjamin set up the decisive scores. FB John Kuhn had three TDs in the win. Bears 17, Lions 14: Brian Hoyer was 28 of 36 for 302 yards and two TDs, and WR Eddie Royal had seven catches for 111 yards and a score to give the Bears their first win. Rams 17, Cardinals 13: Tavon Austin returned a punt 47 yards to set up Case Keenum’s 4-yard TD pass to Brian Quick with 2:41 to play, and the Rams improved to 3-1 for the first time in a decade. Cowboys 24, 49ers 17: Rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott ran for 138 yards and a TD, and rookie QB Dak Prescott threw for 245 yards and two scores to rally the Cowboys from a 14-point deficit. Broncos 27, Buccaneers 7: Rookie Paxton Lynch took over for injured starter Trevor Siemian in the second quarter and finished with 170 passing yards with a TD to help the Broncos remain unbeaten. Steelers 43, Chiefs 14: Ben Roethlisberger threw 5 TD passes for the fifth time in his career to deal the Chiefs their worst loss in 27 years. Le’Veon Bell ran for 144 yards on 18 carries in his return from a three-game suspension.