FOXBOROUGH -- A couple of quick game notes from the Bills' 37-31 loss to the Patriots this afternoon at Gillette Stadium:
Rob Gronkowski has scored at least one touchdown in all six of his career games against his hometown Bills. "Gronk", who caught a 2-yard TD pass from Tom Brady in the second quarter, had nine TDs against Buffalo in all. Gronkowski has eight TD receptions this season. He has 35 TD catches in his career. He is trying to become the first tight end in NFL history to score 10 TDs in his first three seasons.
The Patriots have scored at least 30 points against the Bills in six straight games. In their last three games against Buffalo, they have 138 points.
The 37 points allowed was the fewest against the Bills in the last four AFC East games. They had allowed 49 to the Pats in last season's finale, 48 to the Jets in the season opener, and 52 to the Pats in Orchard Park earlier this season.
The Patriots scored on their first four possessions of the game. That gave them 11 consecutive scoring possessions against the Bills, dating back to the opening of the third quarter in the first meeting. The Pats scored TDs on six straight possessions in that game, then tacked on a field goal at the end.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 337 yards and went over 10,000 yards passing as a Bill, becoming the first player to reach that plateau. Fitzpatrick has 10,265, moving him past Drew Bledsoe (10,151) and into fourth place on the Bills' career passing yardage list.