The New England Patriots are on the verge of continuing their historic streak of dominance within the division.
The New England Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills on Sunday to retain their AFC East title for the umpteenth time in a row.
I've been a fan of the Bills' defense (No. 3 in the league, allowing just 291.9 yards per game) ever since their 16-10 loss to the Patriots in Week 4, when the Patriots only had one offensive TD with the other coming on a blocked punt return. The disheartening loss meant the Bills were swept by the Patriots and also ended their hopes of stealing the AFC East.
The patriots' victory on Saturday secured the organization another title in the AFC East Division.
Perhaps. But as he proved again after sundown on Saturday, that's something he's still pretty damn good at, two weeks shy of 20 years after playing his last college game. Miami is a playoff game. Buoyed by two consecutive three-and-outs, the Patriots came back with a field goal and Rex Burkhead touchdown to regain the lead. Not bad for a team who was projected to win just 6.5 games by oddsmakers.
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A big part of that wild 2008 season was the Wildcat offense, which the Dolphins unveiled in Week 3 against the Patriots that season with great success.
Buffalo drove to the 8-yard line after a 25-yard pass by Allen to Cole Beasley with just over two minutes remaining. Rookies N'Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers have also shown flashes of usefulness at times this season, and James White is still around for Brady to use as a safety blanket. And whether they want to admit it or not, it was important to get something going before the playoffs.
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman couldn't hide a smile when asked about Brady's block.
"I think it was more balanced than we've been, and we ran the ball good and effectively against a really good defense", Brady told reporters after the game.
Tom Brady, the subject on intense speculation after a series of average - for him - performances, showed once again why it's risky to write him off.