Powered by 154 yards from Josh Allen, and a total team offensive output of 339 yards, the Buffalo Bills held on against the New England Patriots in a thrilling 24-21 victory, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 in Bills Stadium in Buffalo. The Bills rushing game contributed to this with with 190 yards and three rushing touchdowns, to support a 154 yards, zero touchdowns effort by Josh Allen.
Allen contributed to this win by completing 11 of 18 passes, finishing the game with 154 yards, one interception, zero touchdowns and a QB rating of 65.50.
Zack Moss and Devin Singletary led the rushing game for the Bills. Moss rushed for 81 yards from carrying the football 14 times. Moss was helped by Singletary who carried the football 14 times for a total of 86 yards. In the passing game, Allen was most successful throwing the ball to Cole Beasley and Stefon Diggs. Beasley caught two passes for a total of 24 yards, while Diggs contributed with 92 yards from six passes.
With one forced fumble, three tackles for loss and two sacks , the Bills got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.
For the losing team, Cam Newton finished the game completing 15 of 25 passes to lead the way for the Patriots. This performance by Newton led to a QB rating of 81.10, and game stats of 174 yards, no interceptions and no touchdowns.
The Patriots’ rushing game was led by Rex Burkhead and Damien Harris. For the game, Burkhead carried the ball six times, rushed for 26 yards, and zero touchdowns. Harris supplemented and carried the ball a total of 16 times for a total of 102 yards. Meanwhile Damiere Byrd and Jakobi Meyers were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Patriots. Byrd caught three passes from Newton for a total of 39 yards, while Meyers contributed with 58 yards from six passes.
In a losing effort, the Patriots defense contributed with one sack , no forced fumbles, two tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the game.
The Bills walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 1-0. The Patriots on the other hand, dropped to 0-1 for the season.