PATRIOTS 29

BILLS 6 Tom Brady showed the trophy-toting Boston Red Sox that they're not the only champions who can dominate.

First, Curt Schilling and Johnny Damon participated in a pregame ceremony for the World Series winners. Then, the New England Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills, 29-6, Sunday behind two touchdown passes by the most valuable player in two of the last three Super Bowls.

Adam Vinatieri kicked five field goals, Corey Dillon rushed for 151 yards on 26 carries and the Patriots intercepted four passes. Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe tossed one interception to Troy Brown, a wideout to whom he had thrown 12 touchdown passes while both were with the Patriots, but who played some cornerback because of injuries at that position.

The Patriots (8-1) put together their second straight impressive performance after their NFL-record 21-game winning streak ended on Oct. 31 at Pittsburgh, out-gaining the Bills 428 yards to 125.

Just four days before that loss to the Steelers, Boston won the World Series with its eighth straight postseason victory.

So in New England's first home game since then, Red Sox owner John Henry carried the championship trophy while leading a six-man Red Sox contingent onto the field.

Then the defending NFL champions took over.

The Patriots led 20-0 at halftime, scoring on four of their five possessions, while Buffalo (3-6) punted three times and was intercepted twice.

Even Willis McGahee, who sparked the Bills to three wins in their previous four games, couldn't do much as they had to focus on the pass to try to come back from the early deficit. McGahee rushed for more than 100 yards in those victories, his only previous pro starts, but was held to 37 yards on 14 carries by the Patriots.

New England's Corey Dillon rumbles his way to 151 yards on 26 carries. Tom Brady threw for two scores.