5 reasons why the Buffalo Bills fell to the Patriots

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ORCHARD PARK, NY – DECEMBER 3: Rex Burkhead #34 of the New England Patriots scores a touchdown as Micah Hyde #23 of the Buffalo Bills and Jordan Poyer #21 of the Buffalo Bills attempt to tackle him during the fourth quarter on December 3, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.

It seems like the Buffalo Bills have seen this scenario before. Late in this season, the Bills find themselves in a must win game against the Patriots and it usually ends in a loss. This time it was no different.

The Bills were in a must win game especially with other teams in the AFC like Baltimore and Tennessee who have seemed to turn things around. The Bills fell to the Patriots 23-3 in a loss that was overshadowed by Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hitting a defenseless Tre’Davious White. Here’s 5 reasons why the Bills fell to the Patriots.

ORCHARD PARK, NY – DECEMBER 3: Rex Burkhead #34 of the New England Patriots runs the ball as Jordan Poyer #21 of the Buffalo Bills and Adolphus Washington #92 of the Buffalo Bills attempt to tackle him during the fourth quarter on December 3, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

5) Poor Tackling
We’ve seen this issue come up earlier this season, in games against the New York Jets on Thursday night, against the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Chargers. On Sunday, the poor tackling seemed to continue for the Bills.

It didn’t matter who had the ball for the Patriots; the Buffalo Bills simply were just flat out missing tackles. Whether it was Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis or Danny Amendola, the Bills just couldn’t wrap their arms around them to make the tackles.

The missed tackles led to first downs for the Patriots and ultimately ended up in touchdowns later in the game.

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