The New England Patriots had nothing but pride left to play for on Monday Night Football this week as they took on the Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately for them, they won’t have much of that left after the Bills, already crowned AFC East champions, crushed them by a 38-9 score to underline just how good they have been and how much the tide has turned in the division. For the first time since 1999, the Bills swept the Patriots, a feat no one else in the division had been able to accomplish in two decades either.
Josh Allen was tremendous in the victory, throwing for 320 yards and four touchdowns on 27-36 through the air. Stefon Diggs caught nine of those passes and had three touchdowns to go along with 145 receiving yards. The win puts them Bills at 12-3 thus far, and though they can no longer claim the top spot in the AFC, they can still take the second seed on the final weekend of the season. The Patriots, meanwhile, fell to 6-9 and officially will have their first under .500 season since 2000.