The Bills defeated the Patriots 33-21 to regain their lead in AFC East.

The Funds defeated the Patriots 33-21 to regain their lead in AFC East.

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Buffalo Funds quarterback Josh Allen jumps over New England Patriots safety crew Devin McCourty in the middle of the primary half of the game on Sunday, December 26, 2021 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (AP {Photograph}/Winslow Townson)

FOXBOROUGH, MA (WM) — After shedding to the New England Patriots in Week 13, the Buffalo Funds headed to Gillette Stadium on Sunday and beat New England 33-21 to get once more into the driving pressure’s seat of AFC East.

Moving into Sunday’s matchup, the Funds nearly wanted to win to maintain up their playoff hopes. The Patriots have one sport profit throughout the AFC East and a win over the Funds would protected New England a spot throughout the playoffs and one sport left to win the division.

Isaiah McKenzie carried out the game of his life in the direction of the Patriots, altering COVID-19-listed Cole Beasley at Week 16, holding a Group Extreme 11 reception for 125 yards and a touchdown.

After 4 touchdown outings in 2020, Josh Allen had one different wonderful sport at Gillette Stadium, ending 30 of 47 throughout the air with 314 yards and three touchdowns. Allen moreover led all the Funds in within the current day’s dash with 12 carry for 64 yards.

When the two teams met three weeks previously, the Patriots ran the whole Funds, nonetheless on Sunday Buffalo saved New England full 149 rushing yards, 103 of which had been Damien Harris scoring all three Pats. contact down. Mac Jones completed 14 of 32 over 145 yards and a few interceptions.

Every the Funds and Patriots go 9-6 throughout the season.

What occurred?

1Q: After the Funds’ safety put the Patriots ahead, Buffalo knocked down the sphere in 13 performs, along with an very important 4 down conversion, and accomplished the 61-yard drive with a 3-yard TD cross. From Josh Allen to Isaiah McKenzie. 7-0 funds.

2Q: New England returns to their subsequent possession with a 75 yard drive and Damien Harris runs 16 yards to finish. 7-7 funds.

2Q: Buffalo went 68 yards in 10 performs on the next drive, nonetheless Allen’s third down cross from the 7 yard line was slanted and incomplete. Tyler Bass scores a 25-yard self-discipline function. 10-7 funds.

2Q: Mac Jones throws a cross from AJ Klein into Micah Hyde’s arms. The Funds step once more 36 yards throughout the subsequent seven performs nonetheless fail to enter the tip zone and flip the ball over on a down from the New England 1-yard line. Nonetheless, throughout the subsequent Buffalo possession, the Funds finish 42-yard possession with a 12-yard touchdown cross from Allen to Stefon Diggs. 17-7 Bill.

3Q: The Funds take 64 yards down the sphere nonetheless a penalty backs them up and can get them out of the tip zone. Bass begins a 34-yard self-discipline function to supply Buffalo a 13-point lead. 20-7 funds.

3Q: Harris finishes the 75-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown from the Pats. 20-14 banknotes.

4Q: In subsequent possession, the Funds combine a 66-yard, 9-play drive and finish with a 2-yard Devin Singletary touchdown run. Buffalo missed a two-point transition. 26-14 Bill.

4Q: The Patriots switch 75 yards and finish with one different Harris touchdown run to eight yards. 26-21 Bill.

4Q: Buffalo heads 75 yards down the sphere, along with Allen’s large fourth down pickup and an enormous shovel cross to the Diggs, and finishes the drive with a shovel cross to Dawson Knox for a 2-yard touchdown. Proposition 33-21.

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