That consistency will certainly be tested by New England's Tom Brady, who is not only second in the league in touchdown passes with 26, but has helped the Patriots log 10 touchdowns on their last 11 red zone drives.
New England (10-2) won its 14th consecutive road game - the second-longest streak in National Football League history - and reached double-digits in victories for the 15th consecutive season.
The Buffalo Bills gave their flagging playoff hopes a huge boost with a major upset on the road against a division leader and will try to do the same against one of their oldest rivals and a bitter nemesis. The Bills drafted Gilmore with the 10th overall pick in 2012. He finished with 15 carries for 92 yards.
Best best-friend argument: Brady had some heated words for offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels after a McDaniels comment obviously rubbed the Pats QB the wrong way following a first-quarter incompletion.
Brady has had sideline eruptions at his offensive coaches before. Taylor double-pumped in the pocket before throwing a pass directly to linebacker Eric Lee at the goal line. Burkhead would finish with over 100-all-purpose yards on the day.More news: Super moon to be seen on Sunday night
ABOUT THE BILLS (6-5): McDermott wisely went back to Tyrod Taylor at quarterback in Kansas City after the ill-fated decision to bench him for rookie Nathan Peterman, who threw five first-half interceptions in a 54-24 mauling at the Los Angeles Chargers.
Brady and McDaniels have been together for 14 years with the Patriots.
Webb had three rushes for 27 yards, including a 22-yarder up the middle to open Buffalo's fourth possession.
New England's nine points in the first half were the team's fewest in an opening half since a 16-0 loss to Buffalo on October 2, 2016. New England's defense has not allowed more than 17 points during the winning streak.
Improving to 10-2, the Patriots will clinch the AFC East with either a Bills loss to the visiting Colts next Sunday or with a win over the host Dolphins on ESPN's Monday Night Football.