Bill Belichick offers some post-game comments following the Patriots win in Buffalo.
"I thought our guys did a good job here today. Certainly ball possession and turnovers were a huge factor in the game - our guys did a pretty easy job taking care of it and fortunately our guys were able to get a few on the other end and capitalize on those. It was a tough week - I really have a lot of respect for our players. We've got a couple guys with the flu and the injuries coming off the Green Bay game, we had a tough time practicing this week. But they did a good job and fought through it."
"It's nice to be in the position we're in - hopefully we can continue to improve and keep getting better on things that we can do a better job on. We'll be ready for Miami next week and whatever comes after that."
how great of an accomplishment it is to have home field given the changes this season:on
You know what? That means a lot to us. To be able to come out and just silence the critics. A lot of people doubted us, some people still might. At the same time, all year we knew what we had in this locker room. The guys did a really good job all year of just staying focused and not even paying attention to the stuff that was in the papers or media, whatever it may be. The guys just did a really good job of staying focused. We have a sign coming out of our stadium saying "Don't believe the hype". I think that speaks for itself, from being the greatest team and then being one of the worst teams, we heard it all. I think guys really buckled down and just trusted one another that we can be a really good football team if we just stay focused and outwork our opponents. Half the time that just comes with practice. If you prepare well in practice, normally you play well. The times we didn't, it cost us. We've got a lot of work to do but at the same time with this team, you've got to keep getting better. There's no doubt in my mind that we won't keep getting better. That's where we're at right now.
winning eight division titles in 10 years means to him.talks about what
It never gets old, I'll tell you that. We never get tired of winning, that's what we have been preparing for all offseason and training camp. To have a chance to do something pretty special today, in a tough division, we have the Bills twice in these conditions, the Jets, Miami with how difficult of a time that they give us. It's a good division and to come out victorious, obviously everyone is very proud of it. The season's not over yet. We've got a game against Miami this coming week that will definitely challenge us and it's great to to come in here and beat the Bills today. It was a great effort by the guys.
- Post Game Notes: Patriots at Bills. Team and player milestones reached, records set and more.
- Post Game Pressers: Bill Belichick (5.16 min.), Tom Brady (5 min.) and Vince Wilfork (3 min.)
- Post Game Quotes: Patriots and Bills.
- Ian Rapoport focuses on the Patriots earning the No. 1 seed in the AFC after yesterday's win in Buffalo.
- Karen Guregian highlights the fact that Tom Brady is the most accurate passer in NFL history.
- Mike Reiss gives us his initial reaction to the Patriots victory over the Bills Sunday afternoon.
- Art Martone recaps the Patriots rout of the Bills.
- Mike Reiss offers some quick-hit thoughts during Patriots at Buffalo: First quarter - Second quarter - Third quarter.
- Karen Guregian points out Rob Gronkowski is now tied with Patriots Hall of Famer Ben Coates for most TD receptions by a TE in a season.
- Mary Paoletti agrees with Chan Gailey's comment about the Patriots offense last week, when he said "They're just like a machine out there."
- Mike Petraglia hears Tom Brady show some big love to the big-time rookies.
- Mike Reiss recaps the top storylines from the Patriots' win over the Bills, which wrapped up the top seed in the AFC playoffs. (43 sec. clip)
- Kevin Paul Dupont writes "the stonefingered sons of Ralph Wilson cooked up no fewer than seven turnovers and served 'em up with McDonald's-like proficiency all afternoon."
- Kirk Minihane asserts this is a great Patriots team.
- Tom E. Curran says the Patriots were the only ones that believed they would find themselves in this position.
- Tony Massarotti gives credit where it's due following the Patriots' victory over the Bills.
- Dan Shaughnessy notes the Patriots subtract all drama and settle for style points. Belichick plays to win and the New England Patriots win more than anybody.
- Christopher Price lists ten things we learned Sunday. Patriots take another step toward ultimate goal.
- Tom E. Curran offers five thoughts from Patriots-Bills.
- Greg A. Bedard offers his Patriots-Bills postgame report.
- Greg A. Bedard notes the run game was firing on all cylinders Sunday, and Brady could have just handed off all day for the same score.
- Mike Reiss says the Patriots running game packed a punch Sunday.
- Ron Borges notes BenJarvus Green-Ellis runs the way blockers love - straight downhill.
- Mike Reiss takes a look at the snaps played by offensive skill-position players in the team's 34-3 win over the Bills.
- Mike Reiss looks at the positional groupings utilized in the Patriots' 34-3 win over the Bills on Sunday, noting the impact the TE position is having on the offense.
- Tom E. Curran and Mary Paoletti present the Best & Worst from the Patriots.
- Ron Borges offers the Best and Worst of yesterday's game.
- Mike Reiss and Mike Rodak offer their 3 up and 3 down for the Patriots Sunday.
- Kirk Minihane tells us what went right and what went wrong for the Patriots yesterday.
- Gregory Lee Jr. has the stats to show just how good Bill Belichick's Patriots are in the snow.
- WEEI Patriots Monday highlights: Boomer Esiason.
- Boston Globe Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski has a big game in front of his hometown crowd; The storm in New England forced the Patriots to overnight in Rochester; Danny Woodhead and BenJarvus Green-Ellis combined for 197 of the Patriots' 217 rushing yards; Shayne Graham has done a good job filling in for the injured Stephen Gostkowski; the TEs accounted for all of Brady's TD passes Sunday; Darius Butler believes he's improving and didn't give up a completion; Jerod Mayo had a hard-hitting impressive game; Gary Guyton ended the game with 5 tackles; Injury update.
- NFL Game Center - New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills: Recap, analysis, stats and those nifty highlight videos.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) Rapid Reaction: Patriots 34, Bills 3.
- Peter King (SI) MMQB: Snow and fired: Week 16 in the NFL had a little bit of everything.
- Don Banks (SI) Snap judgments: A loaded wild-card field, an MVP pick and more.
- Week 16 NFL notebook. (Nat'l Football Post)
- Andrew Perloff (SI) Inside the NFL: Quick-hitting insight from Sunday's 1 p.m. games.
- Countdown Daily (ESPN) Alex Loeb and Cris Carter recap the Patriots dominating win over the Bills that clinches home field advantage in the AFC. (2 min. video)
- Fox Sports NFL playoff picture and scenarios.
- Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) Week 16 Checkdown: Patriots are tight.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) Tom Brady is the clear-cut MVP.
- Mayne Event (ESPN) Kenny Mayne finds Wang Chung in the NFL. (2 min. video)
VIEW FROM BUFFALO
- Sal Maiorana (Democrat & Chronicle) New England Patriots dismantle Buffalo Bills.
- Mark Gaughan (Buffalo Bills) Anatomy of a manhandling.
- Jerry Sullivan (Buffalo News) Confronted by a bully, the Bills run and hide.
- Stephen Brunt (Toronto Globe & Mail) Who knew the Patriots could be this powerful?
- Leo Roth (Democrat & Chronicle) Buffalo Bills discover giving spirit doesn't work in NFL.
- Mark Gaughan (Buffalo News) Bills' gift-giving plays into Patriots hands.
- Allen Wilson (Buffalo News) Pats' backs go their merry way. Green-Ellis, Woodhead shred Bills' defense.
- Rodney McKissic (Buffalo News) Patriots' Gronkowski overcomes early drops with two TDs.
- Sal Maiorana (Democrat & Chronicle) Buffalo Bills should play at New England twice.