Something’s brewing in the AFC East, and to the victors will continue to go the spoils. For the seventh consecutive time, that was the New England Patriots this week, and the suddenly-reeling Buffalo Bills became their latest victims on their home turf.
As if that wasn’t embarrassing enough, Pats Nation added insult to injury by infiltrating their turf and taking what was theirs: control of the division and Buffalo’s war chant of choice.
Now 9-4, there’s nothing these Patriots can’t do. Run the ball? Yeah, excessively. Pass downfield? When necessary. If you don’t believe in Mac Jones as something between a caretaker and a GOAT, then there’s no room for you on this wagon.
Emasculate your opponent? Absolutely. From running up the gut for 222 predictable yards on Monday to intercepting pass after pass after pass with the fourth quarter winding down in Atlanta, every unit knows how to engage full throttle. These guys don’t have an off switch.
That goes for the always-savage fans, too, who seized another opportunity to conquer a road stadium this week by bouncing and chanting in the halls of Buffalo’s Highmark Stadium, stealing the Bills’ “Shout!” chant as their own.
Patriots fans celebrated in the halls of the Bills’ stadium in Buffalo
Here’s to seeing plenty more of this on the road down the stretch. Maybe next time, these visiting folks could grab some Patriots-colored Zubaz and complete the look?
Luckily, the Home of Gronk will probably be the most hostile place New England travels to as the playoffs approach. Compared to the frigid temperatures and swirling winds of Buffalo, Indianapolis’ dome should be a walk in the park.
And, of course, once the playoffs arrive, it certainly looks like we’ll have home-field advantage no matter who we play.
We’ll worry about Nick Folk, Patrick Mahomes and TB12 at a later date.
For now, celebrate wherever you are, Pats Nation. Whether you’re in Buffalo’s halls or posted up in front of the couch, shout as loud as your lungs will let you. We’re No. 1.