The Buffalo Bills finally broke through and beat the New England Patriots for the AFC East title.
They probably thought their run as the king of the AFC East would last more than one season.
If the 7-4 Bills can’t beat the 8-4 Patriots next Monday night, the Patriots will take over as strong favorites to win the division. That game highlights the Week 13 slate. Here’s a first look at the betting lines, courtesy of BetMGM:
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen will lead his team in a big Week 13 game against the Patriots. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
A Thursday night matchup between two teams that fell flat on Thanksgiving. The Saints’ season is slipping away since Jameis Winston suffered a torn ACL. The Cowboys are still going to win the NFC East, but they haven’t looked like a title contender in losing two of their last three.
The Bucs and Falcons are both coming off wins. Tampa Bay won 48-25 in the first meeting this season.
Arizona Cardinals (-7) at Chicago Bears
Will Justin Fields and/or Kyler Murray be back? The Cardinals are coming off a bye, and perhaps that’s good news for injured stars Murray and DeAndre Hopkins.
Los Angeles Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5)
This line looks a bit weird after Sunday. The Bengals looked great in blowing out the Steelers and the Chargers were soundly beaten by the Broncos. This line seems likely to move in the Bengals’ direction.
Minnesota Vikings (-6.5) at Detroit Lions
The Lions are still looking for their first win after coming close on Thanksgiving. The Vikings fell to 5-6 but should still beat the 0-10-1 Lions.
New York Giants at Miami Dolphins (-2.5)
Only the Patriots have a longer current winning streak than the Dolphins, who have won our in a row. The Dolphins aren’t exactly in the wild-card race at 5-7, but it has still been a nice turnaround for a team that was awful to start the season.
Philadelphia Eagles (-7) at New York Jets
The Eagles’ hot streak came to a crashing halt…