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A question mark has been hovering over Foxborough, Mass., for awhile. It was there even as the New England Patriots sat in first place in the AFC East throughout the 2019 season, thanks largely to uncharacteristic struggles on offense. It continued to cast a shadow even as they beat the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 21 to seal an 11th consecutive AFC East title. It only grew la…

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Tom Brady doesn't sound like he's done yet. Brady described the potential that he would retire as "pretty unlikely" after the New England Patriots lost to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday in the AFC playoffs. He took it a step further with a lengthy Instagram post Wednesday, "In both life and football, failure is inevitable. You don't always win. You can, however, le…

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Against New England on Saturday, the Buffalo Bills and its beloved brethren had all the joys and humility, highs and lows, of Christmases past. The blessed Bills of old were seemingly always in the Christmas spirit, forever willing to give back to others. The axis of evil, Scrooge (Robert Kraft), the Grinch, (Bill Belichick), and Hans Gruber (Tom Brady) tried to ruin if…

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By Bill Pennington FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — An instant after a violent collision Saturday evening in the pivotal, hard-fought game between New England and Buffalo, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman lay motionless on the turf as if unconscious. It was, Edelman said hours later, a ruse. When he slammed into Bills defensive back Jordan Poyer while running a crossing route e…

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Jim Kubiak has been analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks for BNBlitz.com. He is the all-time leading passer at Navy, has played in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Arena Football League, and has been a coach and executive in the AFL. He spent eight years as the radio analyst for the University at Buffalo and runs the Western New York Quarterback Academy to help …

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Apparently, there are some things that simply aren't meant to be. The Buffalo Bills beating the New England Patriots is one of them, regardless of any alleged vulnerability the beasts of the AFC East might be showing. "It's frustrating," linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. He knew he was speaking for more than himself and his teammates and coaches …

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First quarter Theme: New England mounts a pretty drive. First TD: Tom Brady threw an 8-yard TD pass to tight end Matt LaCosse with 1:50 left. It capped a 75-yard drive. LaCosse was Brady’s 76th different TD pass target, an NFL record. Takeaway: The Buffalo Bills got a field goal after Micah Hyde returned a fumble 31 yards to the Pats’ 31. Jordan Poyer forced it, pop…

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Josh Allen had admitted struggling early in games, especially the Buffalo Bills' losses. Allen was 1-for-3 for 14 yards Saturday night in a 17-10 loss to the New England Patriots and totaled 13 of 26 for 208 yards and two touchdowns. In the first quarter of the Bills' five losses, Allen is now 9-for-28 (32.1%) for 64 yards with four sacks, no touchdowns and two inter…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Here are my hot reads from the Buffalo Bills' 24-17 loss against the New England Patriots Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Hottest topic Close, but not quite good enough. The Bills gave the Patriots all they could handle, but wound up losing a game that took them out of the running for a first AFC East championship since 1995. The Bills are locked …

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Buffalo Niagara International Airport fired the first Twitter shot on Friday night as the Bills headed to New England for Saturday's AFC East matchup. The Nantucket Airport responded and the salvos continued Saturday morning as fans chimed in. We also have learned that whomever is running the Nantucket Airport Twitter feed really likes Adam Sandler GIFs. …

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' game Saturday against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. 1. This time, avoid the disastrous mistakes. The Patriots followed their typical script in beating the Bills, 16-10, on Sept. 29 at New Era Field. They let the other team make all the big blunders. The Bills' self-inflicted wounds included a blocked pun…

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Kyle Van Noy didn’t pull any punches. The New England Patriots’ linebacker offered a blunt assessment of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen after the two teams met for the first time this season in September. “He didn’t know what we were doing,” Van Noy said after the Patriots left New Era Field with a 16-10 win. “He looked shook back there.” Allen’s final numbe…

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Vic Carucci When it comes to Patriots vs. Bills or pretty much anyone, for that matter, the inclination is to allow the past to dictate the present. It is to look at the names, Brady and Belichick, and all those trophies and rings and assume the only outcome will be a Pats victory. I'm not going to let that be my guide this time. I'm going to focus on the present. And eve…

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John Brown gave the Pro Bowl snub a figurative brush off of his shoulder while standing in front of his cubicle in the Buffalo Bills' locker room this week. The receiver knew he had much larger concerns, such as his matchup Saturday with one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. Brown, who leads the Bills with 71 receptions for 1,007 yards and five touchdowns, sees contri…

Analysis

The Patriots would clinch the AFC East for the 11th consecutive season with a win in either of their final two games or with a Bills loss in Week 17. That would tie the longest streak of division titles in the history of the four major professional sports in America and the Patriots are the only team in the league to win 10-plus games for 17 consecutive seasons. That’s …