For the third consecutive year, the Buffalo Bills (12-3) are AFC East Champions!
Saturday's 35-13 win over the Chicago Bears on Christmas Eve gives the Bills the division crown and assures the team of at least one home playoff game. Currently, the Bills are the No. 1 seed in the AFC which would give them home field advantage throughout the postseason.
The Bills relied on their rushing attack on a very cold and windy day in Chicago, combining for 254 total yards on the ground. RB James Cook, RB Devin Singletary and QB Josh Allen all had rushing touchdowns, all of which came in the second half.
Buffalo fell behind 10-6 at halftime but outscored the Bears 29-3 in the second half.
This marks the third time in franchise history with at least three consecutive division titles, along with 4-year streaks in 1963-66 (AFL East) and 1988-91 (AFC East). The Bills also have reached six consecutive wins in a single season for the second time in three years (Weeks 11-16 in 2020).
Buffalo got out to a rough start in the division in the 2022 regular season, dropping their first two games, a Week 3 loss at the Dolphins and a Week 9 loss at the Jets. The Bills have reclaimed momentum in the division with wins in three straight weeks over AFC East teams (Patriots in Week 13, Jets in Week 14 and Dolphins in Week 15).
Over their last three seasons, the Bills are 14-3 combined against the Patriots, Jets and Dolphins and could improve that record to 15-3 with a victory over New England in Week 18 at Highmark Stadium.
With two games left in the regular season, the Bills control their path to the top seed in the AFC.
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Check out the best photos from the Bills Christmas Eve game in Chicago.