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Patriots 49, Bills 21

Patriots earn top seed in AFC

Patriots score 49 straight, earn top seed

FOXBOROUGH - When the Patriots traveled to Buffalo in Week 3, they raced to a three-touchdown lead against the Bills and looked to be well on their way to extending their win streak against their AFC East foe before Buffalo began staging a comeback that ultimately led to its first victory over New England since 2003.

So perhaps it was only fitting that in the rematch yesterday, on the final day of the NFL regular season, it was the Bills who had an early 21-0 lead only to hand it all back.

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