5 takeaways following Patriots' 24-12 win over Bills

Ruben Hill
December 24, 2018

New England entered Week 16 trailing the Houston Texans by one game for the No. 2 seed in the AFC. "I don't really like the Patriots", he said on Football Night in America prior to Sunday Night Football. I'm really anxious about the New England Patriots... In addition to Tom Brady finally showing signs of age and Bill Belichick's future seeming less certain, some members of the organization are reportedly concerned about the types of changes that will be made when team owner Robert Kraft transfers day-to-day operations to his son Jonathan, who now serves as the president of the Patriots.

New England holds the tiebreaker over Houston, thanks to its Week 1 victory over Bill O'Brien and Co.

The quarterback finished 13-for-24 with 126 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions for a QB rating of 48.3, which was his lowest ever in a win. If the Patriots (10-5) beat the Jets next week at Gillette Stadium, they'll claim a first-round bye for the ninth consecutive season.

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