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From the archives | 2004

Patriots break away from Bills for 18th straight win

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Tom Brady walked out of the Patriots locker room and walked to the podium in the interview room at Ralph Wilson Stadium smiling, and why not? Though he’s not supposed to think about it, the team he quarterbacks had just won its 18th straight game, a 31-17 triumph over the Bills, tying the record for the most consecutive wins including postseason games.

In some locker rooms that would have been cause for champagne streaming through the air, a celebration of a remarkable record that, if they beat Miami Sunday, will be all theirs. Miami also won 18 straight including the postseason, in 1972 and ‘73, including an undefeated ‘72 season.

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