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For the third time in four years, the Buffalo Bills will finish their regular season in New England against the Patriots. This game has the potential to have numerous implications, both in standings as well as symbolically.
The Bills will be going up a divisional opponent that could have major implications on their playoff chances, and if Buffalo plays well, it could decide a divisional crown. It will not be easy, though, as the Bills have yet to win a game in Gillette Stadium and have not won in New England since 2000, according to The Football Database.
The Patriots still have Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, who have had the Bills' number for the better part of a decade now. This is why a win in Week 17 could have a bigger impact than any other win for Buffalo this season.
By beating the Patriots in New England, the Bills, who have the look of a team on the rise, could finally show they are no longer the doormat in the division. There is a lot that has to play out between now and December 28, but it looks as if Buffalo wants to end its playoff drought, so they will have to end it with a win in New England.