Brady tosses 4 TDs; Pats beat the Bills

The Star Democrat - - SPORTS -

OR­CHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Pa­tri­ots quar­ter­back Tom Brady as­serted his on-field own­er­ship of the Buf­falo Bills again Sun­day, match­ing an NFL record in beat­ing them for the 26th time.

Brady went 22 of 33 for 315 yards and threw four touch­downs in lead­ing New Eng­land to a 41-25 win. He im­proved to 26-3 against Buf­falo , and matched a record set by Brett Favre, who went 26-9 against Detroit.

The Pa­tri­ots (7-1) have won four straight since Brady re­turned af­ter open­ing the sea­son serv­ing the NFL’s four-game “De­flate­gate” sus­pen­sion. His ab­sence in­cluded New Eng­land’s only blem­ish, a 16-0 home loss to Buf­falo (4-4) on Oct. 2, the first time the Pa­tri­ots were shut out at home since 1993.

Af­ter a Bills field goal, Brady threw touch­downs passes on his first two drives. They in­cluded a 53-yarder to for­mer Bills re­ceiver Chris Ho­gan, who beat cor­ner­back Stephon Gil­more up the left side­line.

The Pa­tri­ots then broke the game open by scor­ing 27 points over five con­sec­u­tive pos­ses­sions. The surge be­gan with Brady’s 53-yard pass to Rob Gronkowski with 4:18 left in the sec­ond quar­ter, and ended when Brady took a seat and was re­placed by backup Jimmy Garop­polo with 4:29 left.

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