FOXBOROUGH — Though Julian Edelman was credited with the score, the Patriots’ first touchdown of the season was delivered, in large part, by a defensive player.
As was the second.
Cornerback Kyle Arrington, an underdog-turned-success-story if ever there was one in the NFL, forced a first-quarter fumble by Bills running back C.J. Spiller well inside Buffalo territory that was recovered by Tommy Kelly. That turnover became a touchdown a little more than 40 seconds later.
In the second quarter Arrington forced another fumble, also inside Buffalo territory, recovered by Rob Ninkovich, and that also was turned into an Edelman touchdown in short order.
They were key plays in a 23-21 win for the Patriots, part of the 27-year-old cornerback’s strong start to the season. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.