With their blowout win over their divisional rivals the New England Patriots, the Buffalo Bills have secured their first 12-win season since 1993, which was the last time the team made it to the Super Bowl.
It was a record-setting night for the team and also the first time since 1999 that the Bills defeated the Patriots in both of their in-season meetings, signaling a changing of the guard after well over a decade of dominance by the Patriots in the AFC East.
The story of the night has been the biggest story of the season for the Bills—and that’s the connection between their young franchise quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who the Minnesota Vikings traded to Buffalo this offseason.
They connected for three touchdowns in the 38-9 win over the Patriots, and set records while doing so.
Allen had four total touchdown passes on the night, breaking the single-season franchise record of team legend Jim Kelly.
Allen now has 34 touchdown passes on the year with one more game to go before the playoffs. Allen also set a record for most games in a season, throwing for more than 300 yards. He now has eight of those games.
Diggs now has 1,383 receiving yards on the year, breaking the franchise record for the most receiving yards in one season that Eric Moulds held since 1998.