New England Patriots defeat Buffalo Bills, 38-7

FOXBOROUGH - Tom Brady started his postgame remarks after yesterday's 38-7 romp over Buffalo by giving credit where the Patriots quarterback believed it was due: his offensive line.

"The way they performed today was exceptional," said Brady, who completed 23 of 29 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns, which translated into a career-high 150.9 passer rating. "It's kind of what they've been doing all year, but they were doing such a good job run blocking, we had a lot...

FOXBOROUGH - After Randy Moss flipped the switch on his personal highlight reel, snaring a 45-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Tom Brady out of the air with ease, the rejuvenated receiver handed the ball to a young boy in the first row of seats.

It was fitting because through three games the Patriots are making football look like child's play.

For the third straight week, New England - and Moss - toyed with the opposition, as the Patriots overwhelmed the under...

FOXBOROUGH - Tom Brady can do little wrong in the eyes of the region as it is, and through the first three games of 2007, the Patriots quarterback really is as close to perfection as he's ever been.

Brady maintained his insane 80 percent completion rate for the season with another outstanding performance yesterday against the Bills. He was 23 of 29 for 311 yards and four touchdowns as New England blew out Buffalo, 38-7, at Gillette Stadium.

Through three games, Brady...

FOXBOROUGH - It was a performance worthy of a postgame visit from the owner.

The Patriots had been out of synch, trailing, 7-3, early in the second quarter, and Wes Welker played the role of momentum changer. His back-to-back punt returns - for 29 and 26 yards - set up second-quarter touchdowns, igniting the Patriots to 35 unanswered points in what turned out to be a 38-7 rout yesterday.

So as Welker finished answering questions from a large media gathering in the lo...

FOXBOROUGH - The results have been so mesmerizing it's tempting to draw grand conclusions, to fast-forward New England's football daydreams directly to Arizona in February, to a dynasty resumed, to gleaming rings even heavier (and gaudier) than the last, to glowing platitudes for yet another Patriots reclamation project.

Stick to reality? OK then, fine. Here's the skinny, strictly from a statistical standpoint: when the Patriots score 38 points, they are 3-0. When Randy...