Buffalo Bills: 5 greatest games during the 'McBeane' Era

AFC Wild Card Playoffs - New England Patriots v Buffalo Bills
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1. Buffalo Bills def. New England Patriots (Super Wild Card Weekend — 2021)

It's the Buffalo Bills division now, thanks.

After 20 years of being dominated by the New England Patriots dynasty, the Bills finally regained the AFC East crown during a 47–17 blowout victory in the 2021–22 playoffs — keyword, playoffs. While the Patriots played this game without former quarterback Tom Brady, it was equally as entertaining to dominate a team led by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

From the opening kickoff, the Bills were successful in every facet of the game. In fact, their offence scored a touchdown on every possession, including a score from offensive tackle Tommy Doyle, outside of enjoying victory formation with under two minutes remaining.

Coupled with this game being in front of their home crowd, the Bills playoff defeat of the Patriots will be remembered as one of the greatest performances in recent memory — unless they can finally capture the Lombardi trophy, after all.

Next season, the Bills travel to play the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Chiefs in games that could eventually make their way onto this list.

And without getting ahead of ourselves, next season's playoffs should be even more intriguing.