FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick has a saying quarterback Tom Brady has repeated at press conferences before.
"The season doesn't really start until Thanksgiving," it goes.
FOXBORO -- As ugly as it was, the Patriots still came away from Sunday's 37-31 win over the Bills one step closer to an AFC East division title.
Its been a slow year for rivalries in Boston. The classics, at least. In hockey, the Bruins were focused on defending the Cup, while the Canadiens zambonied the Eastern Conference basement.