Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots: Week 16 report card

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Special Teams

In case anyone was wondering, Matt Haack was active for today’s game but was not asked a single time to punt. After the game, the Bills’ starting punter requested a photo with Josh Allen to prove he was in uniform for this game.

It was also a fairly quiet game for Tyler Bass as he had two field goal attempts, both under 30 yards, and two extra point attempts. Meanwhile, Marquez Stevenson handled the return duties on both kickoffs and punt returns and finished with respectable averages of 24.5 yards per kickoff and 11.3 yards per punt. I would imagine he remains the starter for the rest of the season.

Grade: A

Buffalo Bills Team Grade for Week 16

This was the type of performance that the Buffalo Bills fans have been desperate to see since their win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5. This game answered a number of questions as the Bills beat a team with a winning record, and did it on the road.

The Buffalo Bills were able to bounce back from a lackluster performance a few weeks earlier against this team and with the margin of error small, got a huge win that puts them in control of their own playoff destiny.

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While there are two more games left in the regular season, and both are must-wins if they want to win the AFC East, this puts the Buffalo Bills back in the discussion as one of the top teams in the AFC.

Grade: A