The Patriots clinch their record-setting 10th AFC East crown in a row on the back of 273 team rushing yards.
And back in Gillette for the final two games of the season, the Pats coming off a miserable loss to the Steelers face the 5-10 Buffalo Bills.
Gillette, 1pm game, against a sub 500 team, already faced them once this season in a thorough game both offensively and defensively.
However, that was Week 8 and we are in Week 16 so a couple of things have changed but the most important part is they aren’t on the road so they have a very very good chance of winning this game.
The Pats stalled on their first drive after 3 straight incompletions so they started running the ball on their second and that seemed to do it, the Bills couldn’t stop the backfield of Michel, Patterson, White and Burkhead.
Defensively, the Pats stopped Josh Allen, who is a mobile QB and the Pats have a problem against those. Allen went 20-41 for 217 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs and 30 yards rushing. Keith Ford was held to just 33 rushing yards and LeSean McCoy was held to a resounding 9 yards on 5 attempts.
Overall a good game by both sides. Brady not having his best game but doing just enough not to lose them the game. Run game looked solid, and the defense stepped up.