It's also worth noting that a win by the Pats would raise their record this season to 10-2 and mark the 15th consecutive year the franchise had won 10 or more games.
Setting up this year's Patriots-Bills matchup, Brady said on Westwood One, "They've got a lot on the line". Then they did the weirdest thing and benched quarterback Tyrod Taylor despite him playing well and the team winning.
With the defense doing its thing, and Lewis (44 yards) and Burkhead (31) ripping off explosive runs to spearhead the ground game, it had an old-school AFC East type of feel to it. A highlight reel catch by Gronkowksi as he grabbed a ball over the head of rookie corner Tre White for 30-yards put the Patriots in striking distance.
He finished 17-for-25 for 205 yards. With over 30-all objective yards on the drive to be capped off by a 14-yard rushing touchdown for Burkhead would extend the lead even further in the Patriots favor making it 23-3. The Patriots had scored at least 13 points in the first half of their previous 11 games.
Buffalo can keep their playoff hopes alive with a win, whereas New England can guarantee yet another double-digit win season if they pull it off.
A third field goal of the half for the Patriots would make the score 9-3 going into halftime. Lee, who played a large role with Kyle Van Noy limited due to a calf injury, also sacked Taylor and deflected a pass. The Patriots signed Lee from the Bills' practice squad on November 21. Bills LT Cordy Glenn (foot/ankle) missed his fourth straight game and WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) his second.
Of course, this isn't the first time a sex toy has found it's way onto the field in Buffalo.