FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – When players watched film of the carnage at Ralph Wilson Stadium, they didn’t recognize the defense on the field.
Players unable to hear each other. Pointed fingers. Shouting after wrong assignments. Blown coverages. Passive play-calling. The 70,000-plus on hand Sept. 20 were ready to erupt – Guinness World Records was even in the house – and the Buffalo Bills were promptly ripped by Tom Brady for 466 yards and three touchdowns.
Inside linebacker Preston Brown shakes his head, still visibly embarrassed.
“We had so many mistakes,” Brown said. “When we watched that first New England game, people were running around.