Arguably the only thing overshadowing the Bills lack of offense was the absence of quarterback Tyrod Taylor who went down with injury.
Brady, whose lone blip on the day was an interception, broke Brett Favre's National Football League record for most wins against a single opponent.
Gronkowski was not ejected from the game, but could face a suspension or fine. Lewis had a 44-yard gain early on in the half and Burkhead busted out for a career-long 31-yard gain on New England's final drive of the half. They gained 191 of their 435 yards on the ground. He finished with 15 carries for 92 yards.
Amherst native Rob Gronkowski caught 9 passes for 147 yards in the win for New England, which has now won eight straight games. His opening drive ended on downs at the Patriots 1 when his fade pass intended for Zay Jones was batted away by cornerback Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo's 2012 first-round draft pick. Give him credit on the play, but man, what a bad throw by Taylor.
The New England Patriots announced their inactives on Sunday for their Week 13 matchup with the Buffalo Bills, and it included a little bit of good news. Flowers, who leads the team with six sacks, has been limited all week in practice with injured ribs.
The second half was a different story offensively.
New England's 130 yards rushing in the first half were the most by the Patriots through two quarters since they had 141 in a 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts on November 16, 2014. With Mike Gillislee inactive, Burkhead has assumed the role of goal line back.
Reilly, in his first season with the Patriots after spending two with the Jets and one with the Dolphins, has appeared in four games this season and has a total of seven tackles (four solo, three assists). In that span, opponents are averaging 11.8 points per game.