The Buffalo Bills (10-6) picked up a must-win victory over the rival New England Patriots, 27-21 in Week 17. With this win, the Bills now find themselves with fourth consecutive 10+ win season and a shot to take the AFC East from the Miami Dolphins last week.
While the Buffalo offense did not show up aside from the two rushing yard touchdowns by Josh Allen, it was the Bills' defense that got off to a hot start and helped build momentum for the Bills after the Patriots opened the game with kickoff return for a touchdown.
The defense for Buffalo picked off quarterback Bailey Zappe 3 times, sacked him 3 times and forced a turnover on a fumble. On the offense, Allen was picked off once and fumbled twice. Neither quarterback played their best game and it ultimately came down to situational football in which Buffalo made better plays in crucial moments.