While Revis didn’t think the team played well in any phase of the game, he asserted that this was not a full Patriots team.
“It’s just a game where we let it slip by, but most of us weren’t out there,” Revis said. “There were so many things and so many variables of today’s game -- guys not dressing and guys not playing.”
The Patriots already had the AFC’s No. 1 seed locked up, so coach Bill Belichick opted to rest multiple players, including tight end Rob Gronkowski (healthy scratch).
Revis was asked if the playoff situation factored into the team’s lackadaisical showing.
“I don’t know,” Revis said. “I can’t think for everybody or what everybody is thinking about.”
In addition to Gronkowski, the Patriots played without left guard Dan Connolly, wide receiver Julian Edelman and running back Jonas Gray. On the defensive side, the Patriots sat cornerback Brandon Browner, linebacker Dont’a Hightower and slot cornerback Kyle Arrington.
The Patriots came out of the gate lacking energy and never seemed to find a rhythm without their regular players.
“It wasn’t good -- all three phases -- it wasn’t good,” Revis said. “Buffalo had a lot of energy out when they started the game and we just didn’t play to our standard at all.”
Revis isn’t going to put this week in the past and forget about it, but he said it’s not an indication that the Patriots are hobbling into the postseason.
“No, I don’t think that’s our mindset,” Revis said. “Our mindset is to go out there and win every game. That’s how we look at it. Like I said, with so many situations in this game -- guys not dressing, guys getting pulled -- you have to account for that and go from there.”
Revis is looking forward to a little rest before the team’s next game at Gillette Stadium in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs.
“It’s been a long year. It really has,” Revis said. “Guys get banged up here and there, but you just have to take care of your body. That’s what we’ve been trying to do and it’s good that we got a first-round bye so guys can get rest for our next game coming up.”