Bills vs. Patriots: Buffalo's Winners, Losers from Week 3 Win
The Patriots have beaten the Bills 15 straight times, but that streak is now over. Buffalo removed King Kong off its back and can move forward as the top dog in the AFC. (The Bills are the only undefeated team in the AFC.)
Who would have thought a 4-12 team from a season ago would be 3-0 with a victory over the New England Patriots? What a victory for the Bills, and what a victory for the city of Buffalo.
A few Bills really stood out on Sunday, some for good reasons and some not so much. Let's take a look at some winners and losers from the Bills' victory over New England.
Winner: Fred Jackson
Fred Jackson is a beast!
Jackson runs where he wants, when he wants and for how far he wants. It has only been three games, but Jackson has put on a clinic in each game, and Sunday was no different. Jackson tore New England's shaky defense to shreds.
Without Jackson, Buffalo does not win that game. The Bills offense goes through Jackson. Guess who will soon be getting that big contract he is waiting for...
Loser: Leodis McKelvin
Leodis McKelvin had a game-changing interception, but he was awful outside of that play.
McKelvin continues to blow coverage and never appears to be getting any better. No matter whom he was lined up with, that person killed him. Chad Ochocinco even bailed him out when he dropped a perfect deep ball after he burned McKelvin deep.
Buffalo needs some serious help at corner.
Winner: Stevie Johnson
Keyshawn Johnson challenged Stevie Johnson to have a good performance in a big game, and boy did he ever, as he finished with more than 90 yards and caught a touchdown.
Stevie is going to get paid by Buffalo, and rightfully so. Johnson is its primary wide receiver and makes life easier for Ryan Fitzpatrick. Without Stevie, Buffalo is not 3-0.
His name is Stevie Johnson. Get used to him, Keyshawn.
Loser: Aaron Williams
He is only a rookie, and by God he looks like one. Aaron Williams got beat by anyone he lined up with on Sunday.
Williams suffered an injury during the game. However, when he is healthy, there is some serious work to be done on his part.
Winner: David Nelson
David Nelson has emerged as major piece of Buffalo's unstoppable offense. He gives Ryan Fitzpatrick a nice security blanket underneath and is a huge target.
Nelson has had a great start to the season and is Fitzpatrick's favorite target in the passing game, other than Stevie Johnson.
Nelson's great play in big situations really helps the Bills.
Loser: George Wilson
George Wilson is usually a very solid player for Buffalo, but not yesterday. Wilson had a game-changing interception, but he got destroyed on every other play.
Rob Gronkowski killed him all game, and so did anyone else he lined up with.
Wilson has to step up his coverage skills if he wants to hold onto that starting strong safety spot. Play like yesterday will hurt the team if it continues.
Winner: Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick, you are now a hero to Bills fans everywhere. You have defeated the Bills' arch nemesis, and Buffalo could not have done it without you.
Fitzpatrick is on a serious roll, and it continued yesterday. He threw for two touchdowns, more than 350 yards and led the Bills to a huge comeback for the second week in a row.
Fitzpatrick is going to get a big pay day after this. Do not be surprised if he gets an extension this week.
Loser: Tom Brady