Even after a slew of questionable calls that seemed to be stacking the deck in favor of the Patriots, the Bills still had a chance to win the game late.
And that chance evaporated when defensive back Devin McCourty intercepted a pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick in the end zone.
The Bills were down 14 points on three different occasions, but they kept fighting back. With the Pats seemingly destined to blow another double-digit fourth-quarter lead, the Bills worked their way from their own 20 to the Patriots 15.
But McCourty jumped up and picked off a ball that otherwise could have been caught, ending the threat and allowing the Pats to move to 6-3.
With the Dolphins losing to the Titans and the Jets likely to fall in Seattle, the Pats are in the process of nailing down yet another AFC East crown.