Patriots 49, Bills 21 Patriots earn top seed in AFC Patriots score 49 straight, earn top seed ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jim Davis/Globe Staff New England scored the final 49 points of the game to win, 49-21, and clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Patriots Antwaun Molden, Devin McCourty, and Patrick Chung appeared to walk on air following McCourty’s interception against the Bills in the regular-season finale. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Defenders Aaron Williams (left) and Bryan Scott are powerless to stop Rob Gronkowski from giving the Patriots a 28-21 lead with a third-quarter TD reception. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Sterling Moore picked off a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass intended for Ruvell Martin (left) in the third quarter. The interception set up the Patriots’ go-ahead TD. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Gronkowski finished the season with 1,327 receiving yards, setting the NFL record for receiving yards by a tight end in a season. Jim Davis/Globe Staff By throwing for 338 yards and three touchdowns, Patriots QB Tom Brady (above, getting some help from Matt Light) surpassed the 5,000-yard mark for the season. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Bills running back C.J. Spiller was stopped in his tracks by a trio of Patriots: Patrick Chung, Mark Anderson, and Brandon Spikes (bottom). Jim Davis/Globe Staff Aaron Hernandez struck a pose just for the Bills’ George Wilson as he strode untouched into the end zone in the second quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff BenJarvus Green-Ellis went above and beyond, diving over Bills defenders for a second-quarter touchdown.