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Bills 33, Patriots 21 | Game recap, highlights & photos

Devin Singletary (26). Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium, December 26, 2021. Photo by Bill Wippert


Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

Final score:

Bills 33, Patriots 21


Bills (9-6), Patriots (9-6)

Next opponent:

Bills vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday 1 pm ET on Sunday, Jan. 2 on FOX

For the full box score from today's game, click >> Link

Here's a list of notable notes from today's game …

  • Bills (9-6) have taken over first place in the AFC East – Buffalo holds the tiebreaker edge with a 4-1 record in divisional gams (NE is 3-2)
  • The Bills improved to 5-3 on the road and now have a winning road record for the third straight season for the first time since 1990-93
  • The Bills handed Bill Belichick his first loss as Patriots head coach in games vs. divisional opponents when both teams are within one game of the division lead in Week 13 or later (6-1)
  • Bills have won three of their last four games against the New England Patriots
  • The Bills produced 400+ points in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1990-91
  • Josh Allen has thrown 101 career touchdown passes – the 11th NFL quarterback since 1950 to reach the feat in 59 games
  • Stefon Diggs has become the first Bills receiver with nine touchdowns in a season since Sammy Watkins in 2015. … Diggs also tied a personal season-high with nine receiving touchdowns
  • Josh Allen has become the first Bills quarterback with multiple 350+ completion seasons (396 in 2020)
  • Micah Hyde registered his 21st and 22nd career interceptions and 13th and 14th in his Bills career (4th and 5th in 2021)
  • Devin Singletary produced his 10th career touchdown and fourth of the 2021 season - tying a single-season career high
  • Isaiah McKenzie set career highs with 11 receptions and 125 receiving yards
  • Dawson Knox now has nine touchdowns on the season


  • G Ike Boettger (Achilles) - Out

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