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Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, who attempted only three passes on Monday night, spent the majority of his time under center making perfect pitches and handoffs to his running backs, including Brandon Bolden (left) on 
 critical 2-point conversion for an 8-0 lead in the first quarter of a 14-10 win over the Buffalo Bills.

The Patriots reaped the wind — with a strong ground game — in a windswept win over the Bills

In the face of a steady wind, which gusted up to 50 miles per hour, the Patriots relied upon their rushing attack to churn out 222 yards in a 14-10 win over the Bills Monday night. 5 minutes ago

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Mac Jones ignored a text from Peyton Manning for a few days, too.

Patriots-Bills ‘Manning Cast’ takeaways: Even Peyton Manning can’t get permission to talk to Mac Jones

Guests David Letterman, Aqib Talib, and Joe Buck visited during a bizarre 14-10 win on Monday Night Football. 15 minutes ago

Ben Volin | Instant Analysis
Patriots quarterback Mac Jones pitched to running back Brandon Bolden, who ran for a successful 2-point conversion in the first quarter.

Playing it safe was the way to go, and now the Patriots are in the driver’s seat in the AFC East

This was not the prettiest win by any stretch, but it improved the Patriots to 9-4 and first place in the AFC playoff standings. 1 hour ago

Patriots 14, Bills 10
Damien Harris broke open the scoring with a 64-yard touchdown run in the first.

How the Patriots’ gritty 14-10 win over the Bills unfolded

Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson made all the difference on a night in which Mac Jones threw only three passes. 1 hour ago

PATRIOTS 14, BILLS 10
Rhamondre Stevenson had 78 yards rushing during the Patriots' win on Monday.

Patriots, on quite the run, ground out a historic victory over division rival Bills

Mac Jones threw just three passes, a record for the fewest in franchise history, but 222 rushing yards against Buffalo's stout defense was enough to keep New England atop both the division and the conference. 1 hour ago

Celtics Notebook
Jayson Tatum and the Celtics are filling up the basket

Celtics hitting offensive stride at the right time as difficult December rolls on

Ime Udoka's team faces a tough stretch in December, but Jayson Tatum and the Celtics can be confident in outscoring most. 2 hours ago

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK
Jalen Mills has been distinctive this season with the Patriots because of both his hair and his play.

Jalen Mills has been up for some heavy lifting in Patriots secondary

Mills, who began his career in Philadelphia, has filled the perimeter cornerback spot previously occupied by Stephon Gilmore and has started all but one game at right corner.

Sports Log
The Philadelphia Flyers fired head coach Alain Vigneault (right) and assistant Michel Therrien (left) on Monday.

Flyers fire coach Alain Vigneault after eight straight losses, tab Mike Yeo as interim coach

Flyers sought a new direction after Vigneault was unable to get team on track after its eight-game skein. Assistant Michel Therrien was also fired.