Originally posted on Projo Pats Blog  |  Last updated 1/1/12
By Mike McDermott-Safety Patrick Chung, who has not played since Nov. 6 against the New York Giants, is back in action for the Patriots, and he's made his presence felt on a pair of key plays. On Buffalo's first drive, he stopped wide receiver Stevie Johnson a yard short of a first down with a bone-jarring hit, setting up a fourth-down play that Buffalo would convert using a direct snap. Then, late in the fourth quarter, Chung blitzed on fourth-and-12 from the New England 36, hitting Ryan Fitzpatrick and forcing him to throw incomplete. -Johnson caught four passes for 40 yards on Buffalo's first two possessions, including Fitzpatrick's first touchdown pass of the game. But Johnson has not played since; head coach Chan Gailey has apparently benched him for pulling up his jersey after the touchdown to reveal a "Happy New Year" shirt. That resulted in a 15-yard celebration penalty. -The Bills got a bad break late in the second quarter, after Nick Barnett intercepted Tom Brady and r...
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