Patriots will have to wait for hats, tees after Bills overtime win

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The Patriots had a chance to earn their ninth-straight AFC East title before taking the field on Monday night. But the hat-and-t-shirt hoopla will have to wait. 

A loss or a tie for the Bills on Sunday afternoon would've allowed the Patriots to extend their record for division championships, but Buffalo got an overtime win against the Colts, delaying the inevitable. 

Oddly enough several former Patriots factored into the outcome as the Bills beat the Colts, 13-7, during a snow storm in Orchard Park.

Jacoby Brissett attempted 22 passes and completed just 11 in the blizzard-like conditions for 69 yards and a touchdown. Adam Vinatieri made a 43-yard extra point in the fourth quarter to help send the game to overtime -- conjuring up memories of his 2001 postseason -- but missed a field goal from the same distance as time expired in regulation that would have won it. Kenny Moore, an undrafted rookie who spent training camp with the Patriots, was in coverage on a long completion that got the Bills into Colts territory. Soon thereafter LeSean McCoy dashed for the game-winning touchdown. 

The Patriots can clinch the division with a win Monday night against the Dolphins.

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