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Bills Links, 12/22: Full coverage of Buffalo’s 24-17 loss at New England

The Bills came up short to the Patriots on Saturday

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The Buffalo Bills fell to the New England Patriots 24-17 on Saturday, locking up the team’s fifth-seed in the playoffs. Today’s links are jam-packed with coverage from the game with updates on Josh Allen, Lorenzo Alexander, Tom Brady and much more.

Buffalo Bills prove they will be a tough out in playoffs following Patriots game (Week 16 report card) -
The Bills had a chance to tie the game late, but failed to get the ball into the end zone.

Watching Tom Brady win got old for Bills long ago, even if he won’t age – The Athletic
He flashed that smooth, winner's smile. Yet again. An image that has occurred so many times it makes a Buffalo Bills fan puke. (Subscription required.)

Bills beating Patriots something simply not meant to be – The Buffalo News
"Apparently, there are some things that simply aren't meant to be." (Subscription required.)

Lorenzo Alexander: "We Just Have To Execute" -
“Bills linebacker, Lorenzo Alexander addressed the media following the 24-17 loss to the New England Patriots, topics include: the Bills defensive performance against the run game, the mood of the Bills locker room going into halftime, and facing Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady.”

Bills’ defense has rare bad day, resulting in loss to Pats – The Buffalo News
Quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills couldn't shake free of the Patriots on Saturday. (Subscription required.)

Why Buffalo Bills’ loss to Patriots was still a win for QB Josh Allen -
No turnovers and he led three scoring drives totaling 17 points against a defense that’s giving up just 13 per game.

‘We’re not here to learn anything’: In narrow loss, Bills get another reminder of Patriots’ reign – The Athletic
They had a chance to unseat the dynasty. The 2019 Bills were going to raise the standard, but nothing changed on Saturday night. (Subscription required.)

Arrow Up/Arrow Down: Bills-Patriots | WGR 550 SportsRadio
“The Bills fall short in Foxboro once again”

7 observations from Bills-Patriots: Josh Allen’s moments of greatness undone by inconsistency – The Athletic
For the Bills to get where they ultimately want to go in the future, Allen must be the catalyst. (Subscription required.)

Buffalo Bills had no ‘fear in hearts’ vs. Patriots; What went wrong vs. Tom Brady? -
Players say the solution is simple “We just have to execute.”

Tom Brady played like a man with something to prove in win over Buffalo Bills (7 up, 3 down) -
New England offense finally shines in 24-17 win.

Josh Allen’s deep passing touch almost carried Bills to victory – The Buffalo News
Here’s a breakdown of the key plays in New England’s 24-17 victory, starting with Josh Allen’s big deep passes. (Subscription required.)

C1 BUF: Patriots-Bills Post Game - Cover 1
Catch the post-game show with Greg and Aaron following Bills. vs. Patriots.

Buffalo Bills report card: Allen kept it close, but Tom Brady is better - Democrat & Chronicle To be taken seriously in the NFL, you need to beat the best. The Buffalo Bills had a chance against New England, but couldn't pull it out.

3 Missed Calls That Helped the Patriots Beat the Bills and Clinch AFC East -
The New England Patriots won the AFC East after defeating the Buffalo Bills, but they got some help from the officials on the way.

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Five takeaways: No moral victories for Buffalo Bills in loss to New England Patriots - Buffalo Rumblings
That stinks.

AFC Playoffs: Buffalo Bills clinch five seed, could rest starters in Week 17 - Buffalo Rumblings Looks like a trip to Houston is on the horizon.

Buffalo Bills 17, New England Patriots 24: Rapid recap and notes - Buffalo Rumblings
The AFC East division title hasn’t changed hands yet.