Patriots host the Bills

24 December 2017 21:36:10 GMTPlus11

The New England Patriots can deliver a lethal blow to the post-season hopes of the Buffalo Bills on Sunday when the two teams meet in Foxboro.

The Patriots have already clinched the AFC East Division for the ninth consecutive season and have won an unprecedented 14 of the last 15 titles with only an injury to Tom Brady in the first game of 2008 allowing the Miami Dolphins to win the Division crown that season.

Even then New England, 1.20 to win the AFC, won 11 games, but missed the playoffs on a tiebreaker.

The Bills, who are priced at 1213.00 to win the AFC, have an abysmal record at the Gillette Stadium only snapping 12 years of futility in 2014 when Brady sat out the final game of the regular campaign.

Brady was again missing last season, sitting out while suspended, and Buffalo took full advantage to blank the Patriots 16-0. The lesson is clear, when Brady plays at home against the Bills it isn't pretty for Buffalo.

At the other end of the AFC East Division the New York Jets have been a pleasant surprise after dire predictions about how bad they would be this season.

A winless season appeared quite reasonable given the paucity of talent, but the Jets have played well to post a winning record at home.

The Los Angeles Chargers are the visitors on Sunday with LA still hunting a play-off place despite a 7-7 record. Bryce Petty will once again be under center for the hosts after struggling against the Saints in a loss in New Orleans last week.

The Patriots are 1.33 to win the Super Bowl with the Minnesota Vikings priced at 3.20.

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