By Jay Skurski
With the Buffalo Bills having played Thursday night, they got a chance to do some advance scouting Sunday for their next opponent.
So, too, did many Western New Yorkers who watched CBS' broadcast of the Cincinnati Bengals' 13-6 victory over the New England Patriots. The Bengals ended New England quarterback Tom Brady's streak of 52 straight games with a touchdown pass, which was just two games short of the record held by New Orleans' Drew Brees.
"I saw some of it. They did a nice job," said Bills coach Doug Marone, who is an acquaintance of Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. "He's always had good defenses. I think that they played extremely well, they held them out, they didn’t score a touchdown and that’s a challenge.
"The one thing about this league and you say it all the time, is there anyone that doesn’t play real good defense? We’ll have a great challenge against them, but the great part is we have them at home. That’s been a big difference for us right now. Our crowd has been outstanding."
Bills quarterback Thad Lewis said the Bengals' game plan for Brady was sound.
"This is the NFL; you're going to face the best of the best every week," he said. "They could've done it to anyone. Obviously they had a great game plan going into that game and were able to get to Tom Brady as much as they did."
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