New England Patriots: Studs and duds vs. Bills in Week 16

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New England Patriots (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
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Following the New England Patriots claiming the division title and beating the Buffalo Bills in Week 13, here are three studs and duds from the win.

Another season, another divisional title for the New England Patriots. The Patriots welcomed in the Buffalo Bills in an important AFC East showdown on Saturday night in Week 16 in a game that ultimately decided who would claim the division crown.

With New England taking down Buffalo, 24-17, on Saturday in Foxborough, the Patriots were able to take home the AFC East title for the 11th season in a row while also grabbing their 12th victory of the 2019 campaign.

In the game, New England grabbed an early lead at home against the divisional opponent, jumping out to a 7-3 advantage after one quarter while going into halftime knotted up at 10-10 at Gillette Stadium.

While the Bills outscored the Patriots 7-3 in the third quarter to take a lead going into the fourth quarter, the defending Super Bowl Champions rattled off 11 unanswered points in the final frame to come away with the seven-point victory and division title.

With the win, New England improved to 12-3 overall on the season, sitting ahead of the Bills (10-5 overall), New York Jets (5-9) and Miami Dolphins (3-11) in the AFC East standings. The Patriots were also able to grab their second straight win in the game while improving to 6-1 overall at home this year.

The Patriots will remain at home for the final game of the regular season in Week 17 next weekend, taking on the Dolphins next Sunday afternoon in Foxborough.

Now with the Week 16 contest between the Patriots and Bills in the books going into the final game of the regular season next week, let’s take a look back at three studs and duds for New England from the win.