Bills' win ends 15-game losing skid to Patriots

For a team that hasn't been to the playoffs since it was on the wrong end of the Music City Miracle, this is heady stuff.

The Buffalo Bills vaulted atop the AFC East standings on Sunday afternoon, as Rian Lindell connected on a 28-yard field goal as time expired to beat the New England Patriots, 34-31 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

It also marked the end of a 15-game losing streak by the Bills to the Patriots, who not only lost their win streak over their rivals, but blew a 21-0 lead in the process.

Even though the Patriots were missing a number of key starters like Albert Haynesworth, Aaron Hernandez and Patrick Chung, it was still very un-Belichick like and it sends shockwaves through the AFC East where Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills now set the pace. Fitzpatrick was 27 of 40 for 369 yards and two TDs, in leading Buffalo past New England for the first time since 2003.

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