It depends on whom you ask.
On one hand, Buffalo Bills fans really wanted this win over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
But between the stages of anger, sorrow, disappointment and disbelief, Bills Twitter expressed overwhelming hope and pride.
Not yet, but the tide is turning.
And we play the right way. #GoBills
— Jeff Glor (@jeffglor) December 22, 2019
That’s the last time the Patriots win the division. We’ll snap their streak this time next year. #GoBills
— Chase Middaugh (@chasemiddaugh) December 22, 2019
That was not the result we wanted, but I'll tell you what, that was the closest we've played New England in many years. Twice. They're not unstoppable anymore. And guess what? We're still in the playoffs. Could always be worse. #GoBills
— Dave S🐃 (@DaveTRW) December 22, 2019
Tonight was a BATTLE that NE will not soon forget. No more status quo in the AFC East. Brady may just as well hang it up this year. @BuffaloBills and our franchise QB will get us atop the division. #TrustTheProcess #Billieve #GoBills
— x-LindaJ (@LJ9111011) December 22, 2019
— x-Kuko Ramos (@Jay_Kuko) December 22, 2019
I know. I know. The team is in the playoffs. But I really hoped we could get this one. 🏈 #GoBills
— x-Colleen Stack Lynch (@StackLynch) December 22, 2019
I'll take a regular season loss for a Playoff win. #GoBills
— x-Huggy Bear (@buffdada) December 22, 2019
Drowning my sorrows in ice cream now #GoBills
— Kara | we’ll be alright | (@hsgoldenkiwi) December 22, 2019
— x - (10-5) Mike Murphy 🇺🇸🐱⚾️🐃 (@oneofmanymikes) December 22, 2019
Don’t mind this loss one bit. Would have loved a win but being able to rest starters next week is more important for the big picture. #GoBills
— Jonathan Gorski (@ski_gor) December 22, 2019
Beating the Patriots would have been great, buttttt beating them in the playoffs will be way better #GoBills
— Collin Rauen (@Crauen17) December 22, 2019
I get everyone saying "No moral victories" I really do. But we lost to the Pats by a combined score of 13 points in 2 games. I've been a fan long enough to remember being down by 14 after 2 drives and never standing a chance. Stood by them then, and I stand by them now. #GoBills
— Carl Gerhardt III (@cgerhardt3) December 22, 2019
So upset the #Bills didnt tie the game. Best D in the league didnt cause a turnover. Allen stood tall. 2 chances on 3rd and 4th down but pressure caused error. Give the boy a chance and more consistency. We can beat them. #GoBills
— Mr Pebble face (@Keancher) December 22, 2019
I am going to the airport still they tried really hard tonight. #GoBills
— Marc Chaffee (@M_Chafe3) December 22, 2019