Patriots 37, Bills 31 Patriots barely manage to get past Bills ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Elise Amendola/Associated press Patriots players lined up with service members for the national anthem prior to playing the Bills. Matthew J. Lee/globe staff Rob Gronkowski made a leaping touchdown reception during the second quarter. Steven Senne/associated press Devin McCourty was taken down by Bills cornerback Ron Brooks during the first quarter. Elise Amendola/Associated press Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was sacked during the first quarter. Elise Amendola/Associated press Patriots quarterback Tom Brady handed off to running back Stevan Ridley during the first quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Vince Wilfork sacked Fitzpatrick and caused him to fumble in the first quarter to set up the Patriots' first touchdown. lise Amendola/Associated press Ridley celebrated after his touchdown during the first quarter. CJ GUNTHER/European pressphoto agency Patriots running back Danny Woodhead rushed past Bills linebacker Nick Barnett in the second quarter. Steven Senne/Associated press Bills running back Fred Jackson tried to escape the grasp of McCourty in the second quarter. Dominick Reuter/REUTERS Woodhead ran into the end zone for a touchdown during the second quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Ridley gained some yardage as the Bills' Justin Rogers tried to bring him down from behind. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Brady dropped back to pass. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Gronkowski hauled in his 2-yard touchdown pass. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Chandler Jones sacked Fitzpatrick during second-quarter action. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Brady called an audible before throwing an 18-yard touchdown reception to Woodhead. Jim Rogash/Getty Images Stevie Johnson stiff-armed Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard in the second half. Jim Rogash/Getty Images Marquice Cole stopped the Bills' Donald Jones in the second half. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Woodhead was pumped following his third-quarter score. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Woodhead (39), Ridley (hidden) and Shane Vereen leaped in celebration after Woodhead's third-quarter touchdown. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Brandon Lloyd was tackled by the Bills' Stephon Gilmore during the third quarter. Elise Amendola/Associated press Patriots head coach Bill Belichick threw the challenge flag on a fumble by Buffalo during the fourth quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Fitzpatrick lost his helmet as Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes slammed him to the turf. Spikes was called for a penalty on the play. CJ GUNTHER/european pressphoto agency Kyle Arrington broke up a pass intended for Bills receiver Stevie Johnson in the fourth quarter. MATT CAMPBELL/European pressphoto agency McCourty intercepted a pass intended for Bills receiver T.J. Graham to ice the game in the final minute. Jim Rogash/Getty Images Belichick reacted after the win against Buffalo.