For the first 15 minutes, the Patriots played like a team with nothing to play for.
Luckily there was another 45 minutes to make up for their atrocious start.
With a porous pass defense rearing its ugly head and Tom Brady and the offense struggling to establish a rhythm, the Pats found themselves in an ironic 21-0 hole against the Bills.
In week three, the Patriots jumped out to a 21-0 lead of their own before the defense collapsed and surrendered 34 points in a three-point loss.
On Sunday, it was New England who would stage the comeback.
Thanks in part to a horrendous second half by Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and a record-setting day by Rob Gronkowski and his counterpart Aaron Hernandez, the Pats scored an unprecedented 49 unanswered points to secure the top seed in the AFC and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Let’s take a look at this week’s risers and fallers.
1. Rob Gronkowski: As a rookie, Gronk grabbed 10 touchdowns but didn’t earn a Pro Bo...