As well as Buffalo played for most of their game against the Patriots Sunday, the most critical stat line proved to be the turnovers. Buffalo had three and the Patriots had none.
“You turn it over at the one and you turn it over on our half of the field, they get a short touchdown out of it. We can’t turn it over,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “We are not good enough yet to not play extremely well and win. We’ve got to play extremely well to win. We’re not there yet. There are some other teams that can do that. We’re not. We’re not one of those teams. We are capable of getting there, but we have not gotten there and it’s my job to get us there. We can’t turn it over three times and win ball games most of the time.”
While the first turnover led directly to a Patriots touchdown the other took unquestionably took points off the board for Buffalo. Fred Jackson’s fumble at the one-yard line likely removes seven points and the interception at the end likely takes away seven as well, in what winds up being a six-point game.
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