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Patriots Could Secure Home-Field Advantage With Win Over Bills

By on December 28, 2011 in

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are lined up to claim home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The only thing standing in their way is the 6-9 Buffalo Bills, a team that handed the Pats their first loss of the season back in September.

“I think everyone still has a pretty bitter taste in our mouths from the last time we lost to the Buffalo Bills,” Brady said Monday on WEEI radio. “It was an incredibly difficult loss for our team. Everyone is going to be excited to go out there and see if we can do a better job.”

Brady enters the final week of the NFL season just 190 yards behind Drew Brees. The Saints quarterback set the NFL record for most passing yards in a single season Monday night in a 45-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino previously set the bar during his 1984 season with the Miami Dolphins, setting the league ablaze with 5,084 yards in the air. Brady may pass Brees and become to new record holder depending on how different scenarios play out. The 12-year veteran could find himself in a shootout with Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who posted 369 yards against the Pats in Week 3.

Brady headlines a group of eight Patriots that have been voted into this season’s Pro Bowl. Other New England representatives include receiver Wes Welker, tight end Rob Gronkowski, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, defensive end Andre Carter, guards Brian Waters and Logan Mankins, and special teamer Matthew Slater. View all available New England Patriots tickets here at Ace!

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