Josh Allen threw four touchdowns and the Buffalo Bills became the first AFC East foe tosweep the season series with the New England Patriots in two decades with a 38-9 win on Monday night.
A week after unseating the Patriots as AFC East champions , the victory also keeps alive the Bills’ hopes of securing a top-three seed for the AFC Playoffs.
The Bills (12-3) last swept the Patriots in 1999. The last divisional opponents to sweep the Patriots were the Jets and Dolphins in 2000 . The Patriots’ 19 consecutive seasons without losing both games to a divisional opponent was an NFL record. New England (6-9) will end their first losing record since Bill Belichick’s first season in 2000.
Allen was 27 of 36 for 320 yards. He now has 34 touchdown passes, beating Jim Kelly to set a franchise record in a single season. With his eighth game of 300 yards, he also surpassed Drew Bledsoe’s season-long team record of seven.
Stefon Diggs had nine receptions for 145 yards and three touchdowns, setting a Bills record for yards per reception in a single season.