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Blount leads Pats to bye with 34-20 win over Bills

Created: 12/29/2013 7:47 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

LeGarrette Blount ran for a career-high 189 yards and two touchdowns and had two long kickoff returns as the New England Patriots clinched a first-round AFC bye with a 34-20 win over the Buffalo Bills on a rainy Sunday.
    
Tom Brady was content to hand the ball off during a steady downpour against a team first in the NFL in sacks and second in interceptions. And Blount responded, leading the charge into the playoffs.
    
Stephen Gostkowski helped make sure the Patriots (12-4) wouldn't have a game next weekend with four field goals.
    
While the Patriots earned their eighth bye in Bill Belichick's 14 seasons as coach, the Bills (6-10) missed the playoffs for the 14th straight year, the league's longest current streak.
 



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