BOSTON (CBS) — Throwing the ball wasn’t really a good option for the Patriots on Monday Night Football in Buffalo, with the wind absolutely howling at Highmark Stadium.

Rookie quarterback Mac Jones attempted just three passes for New England, but it didn’t really matter. The Patriots ran all over the Bills in a 14-10 win, including a huge run by Damien Harris to get the scoring started.

The Patriots took an 8-0 lead off a 64-yard touchdown run by Harris in the first quarter. Harris had just eight yards on his previous four carries before breaking off the longest run of his career.

It was also the longest run for the Patriots this season, and the longest run by the team since Curtis Martin’s 70-yard scamper in 1997.

The Patriots didn’t even bother sending Nick Folk out for the extra point, with Brandon Bolden taking a pitch from Mac Jones and finding his way into the end zone for the two-point conversion.

New England ran wild against the Bills on Monday night, picking up 222 yards off 46 carries in the victory. Harris had 100 yards on his 11 carries, but left in the second half with a hamstring injury.

With Harris on the shelf, Rhamondre Stevenson took over in the second half. The rookie running back ran for 78 yards on his 24 carries, with Bolden adding another 28 yards on four carries for the New England offense.

CBSBoston.com Staff