Despite sustained winds of 30-40 miles per hour with gusts to 55 miles per hour, Chris Hanson averaged 45.0 yards on his three punts in the Patriots' 13-0 win over Buffalo -- a game where field position was critical. Hanson's best punt of the day helped change field position and set up the Patriots' only touchdown drive. In a 3-0 game in the third quarter, with New England facing a fourth down at its own 18-yard line, Hanson booted a 46-yard punt directly into the wind to give the Bills possession on their own 36. Five plays later, Jarvis Green's strip-sack gave possession to the Patriots at the Bills' 49-yard line and set up New England's only touchdown drive of the afternoon.
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2008 01:00 AM