鈥?Bill Belichick made it a priority to get his team prepared for frigid weather leading up to the Patriots’ regular-season finale against the New York Jets.With home-field advantage throughout the playoffs following a 26-6 victory on Sunday Andy Janovich Jersey , the AFC’s road to the Super Bowl will again run through New England.Dion Lewis ran for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass, helping the Patriots wrap up the top seed. The win clinched the seventh 13-win season for the Patriots (13-3), which is second in NFL history to San Francisco’s nine seasons.It was also Belichick’s 250th career regular-season win, moving him into a tie with Tom Landry for third all-time among head coaches.New England has defeated New York in four straight meetings, and the Patriots haven’t lost to the Jets (5-11) at home during the regular season with Tom Brady starting since 2006. Brady’s 13th win as a starter this season tied him with Brett Favre for the most by a starting quarterback at age 40 or older.“Our biggest games are ahead of us,” Brady said. “We’re 13-3, that’s the best in the AFC, that’s what we’re playing for, so that’s pretty good.”Lewis finished with a season-high 26 carries for 93 yards . Brandin Cooks had 11 catches for 79 yards and touchdown for New England, which will have a first-round bye in the playoffs. Tight end Rob Gronkowski was held without a catch for the first time this season.James Harrison, signed by New England last Tuesday after being cut by Pittsburgh, had two sacks 鈥?on consecutive plays to end the game 鈥?and finished with five total tackles and a forced fumble.“I always wonder why I’m not playing,” Harrison said when asked if this was statement game for him. “Like they say Demarcus Lawrence Jersey , it’s never easy and it’s never late. It’s just timing.”Temperatures dipped into the low-teens at kickoff, but it didn’t stop the Patriots from being aggressive at the outset.They won the coin toss and elected to receive, going away from their typical decision to defer until the second half. Brady and the offense went to work, quickly moving 75 yards in just 13 plays to take a 7-0 lead on a 3-yard TD run by Lewis. The drive included a fourth-down pass conversion, one of three hookups between Brady and Danny Amendola in the series.Penalties on the Jets’ defense aided New England’s final two scores of the first half. Safety Marcus Maye was called for a 39-yard pass interference penalty early in the second quarter that set up a 5-yard TD pass from Brady to Cooks that made it 14-3.Then just before halftime, New York cornerback Juston Burris was flagged for defensive holding on a Patriots third-down pass attempt. New England got into the end zone three plays later via another 5-yard TD pass, this time from Brady to Lewis.The Jets’ offense was anemic throughout with Bryce Petty playing the entire game at quarterback after it appeared Christian Hackenberg might see his first regular-season action at some point in the finale. New York was 0 for 12 on third down and 0 for 1 in its lone trip into the red zone.“We stuck together,” linebacker David Bass said. “We went through adversity, ups and downs, but more downs than we wanted. We stuck together through it all.”Patriots safety Devin McCourty said getting the top seed shows the toughness of a team that lost key players such as Julian Edelman and Dont’a Hightower to injury.“Those things we went through, when you wrap up the 2017 season, molded us, shaped us Mark Sanchez Jersey ,” McCourty said. “You look back on all that now, we needed all that.”INJURIESJets: CB Morris Claiborne left briefly in the first quarter, but was able to return. … Maye limped off the field in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return. … WR Robby Anderson left after a fourth-quarter hit from Stephon Gilmore to have his head evaluated. Coach Todd Bowles said after the game that Anderson suffered a concussion.Patriots: LB Elandon Roberts was shaken up on a play in the third quarter.ECLIPSING 1,000The Patriots have three players with 1,000-plus scrimmage yards in the same season for the first time in franchise history: Lewis, Gronkowski, Cooks.FRIGID TEMPSIt was 13 degrees at kickoff, and the Patriots wanted to make sure their visitors knew it.A thermometer was hung in the Jets’ tunnel on Sunday. New York players filed past on their way to and from the field before the game .It was the coldest regular-season home game in Patriots history. They had a playoff games that was colder 鈥?a divisional round game against the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 10, 2004, when it was 4 degrees with a wind chill that made it feel like minus 10.Jets safety Jamal Adams went out pregame without a shirt to test the weather. He soon got a text from his mother.“I put my shirt on, real quick,” he said.BELOW 50Brady’s 48.6 completion percentage (18 of 37) marked only the second time this season he completed less than 50 percent of his passes. He completed 44.4 percent (16 of 36) in the Patriots’ season-opening loss to Kansas City. Before that, it hadn’t happened since Oct. 20 Tarell Basham Jersey , 2013, in a 30-27 road loss to the Jets.UP NEXTPatriots: Have a bye in the first round of the playoffs. 鈥?LeSean McCoy scored twice and surpassed 10,000 career-yards rushing, while helping the Buffalo Bills stay in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt with a 24-16 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.Tyrod Taylor also scored on a 9-yard touchdown run and Shareece Wright and Jordan Poyer intercepted Miami’s Jay Cutler on consecutive drives to start the second half in a game Buffalo never trailed. Rookie Tre’Davious White sealed the win by intercepting Cutler with 28 seconds remaining 鈥?and a play after Miami punter Matt Haack recovered an onside kick at Miami’s 37.The Bills have won three of four and improved to 8-6 to match the team’s best start through 14 games during Buffalo’s 17-year playoff drought 鈥?the longest active streak in North America’s four major professional sports. The Bills were 8-6 in both 2004 and 2014 but missed the playoffs with 9-7 finishes.Buffalo also finished 6-2 at home to match its best finish at Orchard Park since 1999.Buffalo must now hit the road to continue its playoff pursuit in closing the season at New England next week and then at Miami on Dec. 31.The loss all but mathematically eliminated the Dolphins (6-8) from playoff contention, and after they ended a seven-year drought last season.McCoy opened the scoring with a 4-yard run to cap Buffalo’s opening drive. Then, he put Buffalo up 14-6 with a 16-yard catch with 6:05 left in the second quarter on a drive during which McCoy became the 30th player to break the 10,000-yard rushing milestone.The ninth-year player reached the plateau with a 14-yard burst off right guard. McCoy was shaken up on the play while being tackled by Kiko Alonso.After missing just one snap, McCoy returned to the field and scored two plays later.This time, McCoy found his footing on dry turf, a week after braving the wintry elements while rushing for 156 yards on a snow-covered field and sealing Buffalo’s 13-7 overtime win over Indianapolis.McCoy finished with 50 yards rushing, upping his career total to 10,011, and had four catches for 46 yards.Taylor showed no signs of a bruised left knee that forced him to miss one game. He went 17 of 29 for 224 yards and added 42 yards rushing.Miami was undone by familiar inconsistencies at quarterback and on defense Myles Jack Jersey , while looking nothing like the team that stunned New England in a 27-20 win Monday night.Cutler’s two interceptions came after he threw for three touchdowns and no interceptions against the Patriots.Miami’s defense surrendered 328 yards offense to Buffalo, a week after holding New England to 248 yards.Even discipline was an issue.Early in the fourth quarter, receiver Jarvis Landry was flagged for pass interference to negate Kenny Stills’ 12-yard reception. Then, Landry argued the call and was penalized again for unsportsmanlike conduct. Rather than being first-and-10 at Buffalo’s 40, the Dolphins faced first-and-35 at their own 23 in a drive that led to them punting three plays later.Kenyan Drake had 78 yards rushing and scored on a 1-yard run. Cutler finished 28 of 49 for 274 yards and three interceptions.Cody Parkey also hit 28- and 41-yard field goals.TAYLOR TOUCHDOWNSTaylor scored a touchdown rushing and passing in the same game for the 10th time since taking over Buffalo’s starting job in 2015. He joins Carolina’s Cam Newton and Washington’s Kirk Cousins as the only other players to do that 10 times since 2015.THIRD-DOWNAfter the Dolphins limited their past two opponents to converting just one of 24 third-down chances, the Bills converted their first two as part of a 10-play, 81-yard scoring drive capped by McCoy’s four-yard run. Buffalo converted seven of 15 third-down chances.DOLPHINS IN DECEMBERMiami dropped to 9-4 in games played at Orchard Park, New York, in December or later.INJURIESDolphins: CB T.J. McDonald left in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury.Bills: CB E.J. Gaines was carted off in the fourth quarter with a knee injury.INACTIVES:Dolphins: Running back Damien Williams missed his third consecutive game with a shoulder injury, while starting cornerback Cordrea Tankersley missed his second consecutive game with injuries to his shoulder and ankle.Bills: Receiver Kelvin Benjamin played despite aggravating a right knee injury last week that limited him in practice.UP NEXTDolphins: At Kansas City on Dec. 24.Bills: At New England on Dec. 24. Womens Jessie Bates III Jersey
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