The Patriots returned home to Gillette Stadium for a rare Saturday night matchup with the rival Buffalo Bills.
With a win, the Patriots would clinch their 11th consecutive AFC East title and remain on track for a first round bye in the playoffs as the two seed.
Check out all the best sights and sounds as they occurred over social media from the game below.
In the first quarter, the Bills made it known earlier this team was different than past years.
A forced fumble by safety Jordan Poyer gave the Bills an opportunity for points and a lead.
A Stephen Hauschka 35 yard field Goal gave the Bills the early road lead.
The Patriots responded, with quarterback Tom Brady finding tight end Matt Lacosse for a 7-3 lead after a quarter.
The second quarter opened with Brady continuing his hot start, passing aside, Brady also showed off his rare blocking abilities.
A Nick Folk 36 yard field goal pushed the lead to seven. 10-7 Patriots midway through the second.
With the clock winding down on the first half, the Bills continued to show their resiliency and creativity.
A big man touchdown for Bills lineman Dion Dawkins tied the game at ten going into halftime.
Rex Burkhead bounced back from his earlier mistake to setup a go-ahead field goal with career highs in receiving yards.
A 13-10 Patriots lead following a Nick Folk 51 yard good attempt.
Once again the Bills battled back on the heels of Josh Allen’s arm.
A John Brown 53 yard touchdown pass Allen gave the Bills a 17-13 after three quarters.
Needing a spark on offense, who else but Julian Edelman to get it going for the Patriots to open the fourth quarter.
The Bills defense held up, and the Patriots had to settle with a Nick Folk 20 Yd Field Goal to cut the deficit to one at 17-16.
With five minutes to go in the game, and the Patriots defense remaining stout, a Brady QB sneak setup the go-ahead winning score.
A Rex Burkhead rushing touchdown following by a successful two-point conversion to Julian Edelman gave the Patriots a 24-17 lead.
Now trailing by seven, Allen and the Bills had one more opportunity to keep the game alive and force overtime.
A defensive stop inside the 15 gave the Patriots the victory and a division title.
The Patriots move to 12-3 with a 24-17 victory over the Bills.