The Buffalo Bills finally got the monkey off of their back, so to speak, as they finally defeated their AFC East foe, the New England Patriots. Prior to Sunday's victory, the Bills haven't defeated the Patriots since 2003.
What seemed to be a moment of deja-vu after the Patriots went up 21-0 early in the game, the Bills persevered to earn a victory and claim their spot at the top of the AFC East standings with a 3-0 record.
This was a game that the Bills desperately needed to win in order to change their losing culture, and it was hyped throughout the week on various Internet and media outlets—especially considering the Bills weren't expected to be very competitive this season.
Here are the leading factors that contributed to their win.