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The most recent time the Bills faced the Patriots, they left little doubt about their status as the pacesetter in the AFC East. Buffalo walked off the field with a 47-17 win in the wild-card round of the playoffs this past January, demoralizing a New England team that was celebrating being b…

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Carolina Hurricanes' Jesper Fast (71) looks for a shot as Boston Bruins' Linus Ullmark (35) covers the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Carolina Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi (82) celebrates with Paul Stastny (26) after scoring on Boston Bruins' Linus Ullmark (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Carolina Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi (82) scores on Boston Bruins' Linus Ullmark (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Hunter Henry and the New England Patriots had a touchdown reception overturned by replay review in the third quarter at Minnesota. The Patriots settled for a tiebreaking field goal and didn't score again in a 33-26 loss to the Vikings. Officials determined the ball touched the ground as Henry briefly lost control. Henry disagreed. Nick Folk had four field goals in another sign of trouble in the red zone for the Patriots. They failed to score a touchdown on three trips inside Minnesota’s 20 after entering the game with the NFL's second-worst red zone rate.

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Kirk Cousins threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, the last a go-ahead score to Adam Thielen in the fourth quarter to push the Minnesota Vikings past the New England Patriots 33-26. Justin Jefferson had 139 yards and one of the touchdown passes from Cousins in a clutch performance the Vikings needed against a formidable defense to bounce back from a blowout loss against Dallas. The Vikings are 9-2. The Patriots are 6-5. Rookie Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell got a win over Bill Belichick, who drafted him with the Patriots in 2008.

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Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell walks off the field after an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 33-26. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

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Fans cheer during the second half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New England Patriots, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 33-26. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter, left, and Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Ross Blacklock (96) celebrate after a sack during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 33-26. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter, left, sacks New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 33-26. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrates with teammate wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) after catching a 15-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrates with fans after catching a 15-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, right, catches a pass ahead of New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty, center, and cornerback Jonathan Jones, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

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New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry, right, breaks a tackle by Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) during a 37-yard touchdown reception in the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

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New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (85) runs up field during a 37-yard touchdown reception in the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

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New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson (38) tries to break a tackle by Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

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