The winners of six straight games, the New England Patriots were heading into Week 13 in a promising position: they are one of the hottest teams in football, and a realistic contender for not just the AFC East title but the number one playoff seed in the conference.
In order to help earn both of them, they will needed to dethrone the reigning division champions — a process that might very much have begun in Week 13: traveling to Western New York, the Patriots took down the Buffalo Bills with a final score of 14-10.
The AFC East was not decided during the Monday night matchup between the two rivals, but New England’s victory goes a long way towards the team establishing itself as the front-runner in the division. Owning a 9-4 record compared to the Bills’ 7-5 plus a head-to-head advantage is big as far as tie-breaking procedures are concerned.
With all that said, please enjoy this story stream of Pats Pulpits’ pre- and post-game coverage of the game.