This divisional will have implications for the playoffs.
Everything now is about seeding for the postseason. With the season winding down, Monday Night Football will have fans paying close attention to the Buffalo Bills as they look to remain head of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Thanks to a Week 14 victory against the then one-loss franchise, that would give Buffalo the tiebreaker should they finish either 13-3 or 12-4. Josh Allen has resurged in his third season, looking like the next great quarterback of the NFL.
How so one might ask? When the Bills last won the AFC East title prior to 2020, that was in1995; three months before Allen was even born.
However, could the New England Patriots be looking to spoil their fun much like the Bills ruined New England’s winning streak?
The Patriots had won 11 straight division titles for 10 years, which marks the longest streak in NFL history. More than that, Bill Belichick has dominated winning in the AFC East, tallying a record of 93-27 against divisional foes.
Since the hiring of Sean McDermott, things have transitioned for one of the longest losing franchises in the NFL. Not only has the former Carolina defensive coordinator posted three winning seasons, he’s also been the postseason now three times in four years.
This could be the end of a dynasty now that Tom Brady has left for Tampa Bay. The franchise won six Super Bowl under the direction of the franchise guy and Belichick. Now, the team will have to look at options long-term under center with Cam Newton likely not being around after the 2020 season.
How to watch New England vs. Buffalo
The Bills and Patriots will kickoff Monday in Gillette Stadium at 7:00 p.m. in Foxborough, Mass. The game will televised on ESPN. To watch, make sure to check out this live stream on the NFL streams subreddit community.