FOXBORO -- The Patriots are hellbent for running in the sloppy, slick wetness of a Foxboro evening.
In building their 16-3 halftime lead, they’ve run 23 times for 173 yards in the first half.
LeGarrette Blount’s carried 15 times for 118 yards and a 36-yard touchdown. He’s carrying on like a rabid wildebeest convinced the fieldturf is hot lava. In short, doesn’t wanna go down. And with the weather and the time of the season, the Bills don’t seem so apt to battle to get him down.
Injuries were a big first-half concern. On a deep post, Aaron Dobson came up lame and went immediately to the locker room. Had the look of a hamstring but he’s had the foot injury so he may have re-aggravated.
Logan Mankins left with an ankle injury that looked fairly serious -- he was helped slowly from the field -- but he missed just one offensive series.
Kyle Arrington jacked up his left knee. He was able to walk off under his own power and later returned.
Thad Lewis is not making anyone forget Jim Kelly. Or J.P. Losman for that matter. Lewis is 3 for 8 for 62 yards and the Bills have been their own worst enemy on third downs.
Danny Amendola had an early, inexcusable drop out in the flat and has only been thrown to one other time. Meanwhile, Julian Edelman’s got 7 catches for 60 yards and has 103 on the season.