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With the winds howling at up to 60 mph, the Patriots used a strong ground game and tenacious defense to beat the Bills, 13-0, and finish the regular season 11-5. It’s all up to what happens in the Jets/Dolphins and Ravens/Jaguars game.
Matt Cassel attempted just eight passes on the game but converted two huge fourth down conversion using his legs. The tandom of Lamont Jordan and Sammy Morris controled the clock all day and allowed the Patriots to keep the ball even when going against the wind.