by Adam Gretz
Pretty big game in the AFC East today, which has suddenly become one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL from top-to-bottom, after being, essentially, the Patriots and three hapless squads a year ago. The Patriots and Bills entered play today with identical 5-3 records, and in the end it was New England that was able to come away with a 20-10 victory, improving to 6-3 on the season.
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Buffalo, meanwhile, has now dropped three in a row, falling to 5-4. The loss was also the tenth straight for the Bills against New England. If the Bills -- or any team in the AFC East, for that matter -- ever want to stake their claim on the division, they're going to have to start, you know, beating New England at some point.
Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel completed 23-of 34 passes for 234 yards, while opening the scoring in the first quarter with a 13-yard touchdown run. The story of the day for New England, however, was the running of BenJarvus Green-Ellis, as the undrafted rookie out of Mississippi picked up his first career 100-yard game, registering 104 yards on 20 carries. He helped seal the game in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard plunge, capping off a 19-play drive, giving the Patriots a commanding 20-3 lead.
Patriots 20, Bills 10: BenJarvus Green-Ellis Helps Carry New England originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Sun, 09 Nov 2008 22:50:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.