Where Are They Now? Fitzpatrick Downs Pats

Published by Emily Rutter on September 27, 2011 at 3:11AM

Our alumni tracker for the week again remains focused on Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05, who completed Mission: Impossible on Sunday, when he led Buffalo to victory over New England for the first time in eight years.

The Harvard alum, who is currently leading in ESPN.com’s poll for AFC East Player of the week, threw for a season-high 369 yards, completing 27-of-40 throws with two touchdown passes. With the help of running back Fred Jackson and a couple of key interceptions by his defense, Fitzpatrick directed a come-from-behind win to give the Bills’ their first 3-0 record since 2008.

Buffalo hadn’t found a way to defeat New England since Fitzpatrick’s junior year at Harvard. However, with the Crimson grad leading the charge after falling behind, 21-0, the Bills stared down Tom Brady and his Patriots with full confidence, forcing four turnovers and 93 penalty yards.

In the post-game press conference, when asked what felt better, beating the Pats or beating Yale, Fitzpatrick responded the former.

“You know, I never lost to Yale, so this one was probably sweeter.”