ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Patriots beat the Bills in Sunday’s opener on a last-second field goal by Stephen Gostkowski, which was set up by a clutch offensive drive that required two third-down conversions.
But the Patriots might not have been in position to even pull out the 23-21 win if not for the defensive work of cornerback Kyle Arrington. He forced two fumbles, both recovered by the Patriots deep in Buffalo territory. Both were converted into touchdowns.
“Most of the credit goes to the teammates who were there and jumped on the ball,” Arrington said. “It’s one of those things where every time you get an opportunity to make a play on the ball, we run for it. Just good hand placement, I guess.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Shalise Manza Young of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Michael Whitmer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.