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|Patriots Stun Bills with Late Rally
|FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in a 1:16 span late in the fourth quarter, rallying the New England Patriots past the Buffalo Bills 25-24 in the star quarterback's regular-season return.
Brady hardly was dominant until the final minutes Monday night, when he hit Benjamin Watson for an 18-yard touchdown to make it 24-19. Buffalo's Leodis McKelvin surprisingly took the ensuing kickoff out of the end zone, and fumbled at the Bills 31, with kicker Stephen Gostkowski recovering.
Then Brady, who missed all but the first quarter of last year's opener with a knee injury, found Watson for 16 yards to win it.
Brady finished 39 of 53 for 378 yards.
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