Well-earned week off
There was only one objective Sunday and that was to win by any means necessary. And that's exactly what the Patriots did. The offense started out with a physical mindset and it showed in the first half: The Pats gained nearly 200 yards rushing in the first two quarters alone. Defensively, they played a nice first half; while they had some issues in the second half, overall they held Buffalo to 20 points, which will get this team a win 90 percent of the time. A big day out of the kicking and return game led to their 12th win of the season, a bye week, and at least one home playoff game. Doing that with all the injuries is amazing.