October 01, 2012
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft greeted Patriots fans Shawn Johnson and his daughter Samantha, both from California, before the game.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talked to his defense early in the game.
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Tom Brady directed his offense during the first half.
Patriots running back Stevan Ridley ran into the end zone to score the Patriots only touchdown in the first half.
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The Bills' Fred Jackson ran against the Patriots during the first half .
Buffalo tight end Scott Chandler celebrated his touchdown catch with fans during the first half.
Tom Brady passed during the first quarter.
Stevan Ridley celebrated his first half touchdown.
Scott Chandler hung onto the ball for a touchdown during the first half.
Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones celebrated his sack of Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during the first quarter.
Bills receiver Donald Jones left Patriots free safety Patrick Chung in his wake on this 68-yard touchdown.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick was tackled by Patriots safety Tavon Wilson.
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels celebrated with his players on the sidelines.
The Patriots defense celebrated after forcing a fumble by Bills running back Fred Jackson.
Patriots receiver Brandon Lloyd made a touchdown catch next to Aaron Williams during the second half .
Brandon Lloyd leaped for this 25-yard touchdown reception during the fourth quarter.
A pumped up Tom Brady celebrated with Brandon Lloyd after the 25-yard touchdown.
Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty broke a tackle en route to a 34-yard interception return.
Bills coach Chan Gailey talked with referee John Parry in the fourth quarter.
Tom Brady ran for a touchdown during the second half.
Patriots offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (left), Tom Brady, and running back Brandon Bolden celebrated the quarterback's touchdown.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught this ball on an onside kick attempt by the Bills.
Patriots running back Brandon Bolden is brought down just short of the end zone in the fourth quarter.
Patriots safety Tavon Wilson celebrated his interception with Devin McCourty in the fourth quarter.
Rob Gronkowski celebrated a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Stevan Ridley ran into the end zone to give the Patriots a two-touchdown during the fourth quarter.
From left, Patriots tight end Daniel Fells, Stevan Ridley and Rob Gronkowski celebrated Ridley's touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick applauded after Tom Brady's touchdown pass to Brandon Lloyd in the fourth quarter.
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Tom Brady walked off the field a winner.