Fitzpatrick says Spikes is ‘a punk at times’
It wasn’t the first time the Bills had been displeased with Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes. In the first game between New England and Buffalo, Spikes laid a hard hit on tight end Scott Chandler, a hit that was still fresh in their minds when Spikes smashed into quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter. The hit drew a roughing the passer penalty, and an expletive from Fitzpatrick directed toward Spikes. It drew an equally strong reaction after the game.