New England's defense was dominant in the first two quarters, but the offense couldn't convert opportunities into points. They allowed the Bills to hang around, practically begging them to sneak back into the game and steal the victory.
In the second half, the universe straightened itself out. Tom Brady put on his scrubs and carved up the Bills like a surgeon, attacking Buffalo by land and by air with equal fury.
After Devin McCourty captured his second pick and Brandon Bolden cashed in New England's fifth unanswered touchdown, Buffalo's stadium started thinning out. From there, it was smooth sailing for the defending AFC champions.
Here are 11 things we learned from New England's outstanding 52-28 victory.