The Buffalo Bills can clinch their first AFC East title in 25 years with a win on Saturday against the Denver Broncos. The New England Patriots have won the division for 11 consecutive seasons but were eliminated from the race tonight.
With the Bills winning their tenth game Sunday and the Patriots losing their seventh, Buffalo has clinched a better record than New England, ending their stay atop the division. They’ve won it 16 of the last 17 years, only losing out in 2008 with a backup QB taking them to 11-5.
This year, the Buffalo Bills will need to fend off the Miami Dolphins. They had a stellar mid-season run, but lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday to drop them to 8-5. Buffalo owns the tiebreakers, so to win the division, Miami needs to run the table to 11-5 while the Bills lose out to 10-6.
Buffalo’s first chance to clinch the division will come on Saturday in a nationally televised game against the Denver Broncos at 4:30 p.m. EST. If the Bills win, they clinch the division. They would also clinch with any Miami loss, including on Sunday against the Patriots.