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New England Patriots (11-3)

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@ Buf
W 23-3
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@ Mia
L 20-27
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@ Pit
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vs. Buf
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vs. NYJ
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Patriots ride Gronkowski to 9th straight AFC East title

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers still can't figure out how to cover Rob Gronkowski. The AFC East still can't figure out how to catch up with the New England Patriots. And now any AFC team that wants to do it in the playoffs will likely have to do it in Foxborough.

Good luck with all that.

The defending Super Bowl champions remain a tough out regardless of circumstance. The proof came to life in a 27-24 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in which they rallied from an eight-point deficit to score twice in the final 4 minutes to lock up their record ninth straight division title.

AFC East Division
xy-New England 1130.786
Buffalo 860.571
Miami 680.429
New York 590.357
Full Standings
Pass Yds: T. Brady4163
Pass TDs: T. Brady28
Rush Yds: D. Lewis674
Rush TDs: R. Burkhead5
Rec Yds: R. Gronkowski1017
Rec TDs: R. Gronkowski7
Int: D. Harmon4
Sacks: T. Flowers6.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5566 (2)
Passing Yards: 4200 (1)
Rushing Yards: 1549 (15)
Points per game: 28.2 (4)
Yards per game: 397.6 (2)
Touchdowns: 41 (3)
Field Goals: 33 (4)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5283 (30)
Passing Yards: 3806 (31)
Rushing Yards: 1712 (26)
Points per game: 19.6 (6)
Yards per game: 377.4 (29)
Touchdowns: 30 (12)
Field Goals: 17 (1)
Date Player Transactions
12/13 J. Freeny cut
12/13 B. Reedy cut
12/13 R. Jean Francois signed
12/13 K. Britt signed
12/13 M. Cannon on IR ankle
12/12 R. Gronkowski suspension lifted
12/6 J. Freeny signed
12/5 J. King pract. squad add
12/4 R. Gronkowski suspended 1 game (NFL Player Rules)
12/2 R. Jean Francois cut
Date Player Status
12/17 A. Branch knee (Out)
12/17 T. Flowers rib (Questionable)
12/17 S. Gilmore ankle (Questionable)
12/17 D. Harris ankle (Questionable)
12/17 C. Hogan shoulder (Questionable)
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