Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said the team knew they could come back in the second half of their 52-28 victory over the Bills, a game in which New England trailed 14-7 at the break and 21-7 early in the third quarter.
That's a sentiment echoed by quarterback Tom Brady, who said after the game, that at halftime the Patriots knew they've "got to score points. We can't keep stubbing our toe."
Gronkowski said, "You don't want to panic. When you panic, nothing good can come of that. Just need to stick to our offense, stick to our game plan."
Patriots running back Brandon Bolden, who led the second-half surge by piling up most of his 137 yards rushing after halftime, said it came down to the Pats keeping their composure.
"Composure," Bolden said when asked what fueled the comeback. "Got to keep your composure. Just go out there and do your job."