The Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots were representing the AFC East on Saturday as both teams took to the field for their Wild Card match-ups. Buffalo had the harder test going on the road to battle the Houston Texans while New England were playing host to the Tennessee Titans looking to defend their home field, which the Patriots always do a good job at. However, both teams ended up losing but in different ways, which is what we will talk about on the AFC East Roundup.
For the Bills, everything was going well as they built a 16-0 lead on the road and seemed to have all the momentum but then Houston made a roaring comeback while the offense for Buffalo stalled. Josh Allen was able to drive the offense down the field in the final minute of regulation for a field goal to force overtime but could not finish the deal. A lot of credit goes to Deshaun Watson, who battled back to rally his team after a slow start and made an amazing play, spinning out of what appeared to be a guaranteed sack to get his team into range for the winning field goal.
In Foxborough, the same problem that plagued New England all year came into play again: their offense. They were unable to muster points on the board, totaling just 13 for the game—which is disappointing considering how well the defense played this season. Even their great defense was unable to stop Derrick Henry, who continued his late-season tear by rushing for more than 150 yards and a touchdown. Now the Patriots enter the offseason with a lot of question marks surrounding Tom Brady and some of the coaches and whether or not they will be back with the team in 2020.