For New England, the magic number headed into this “Monday Night Football” matchup with Miami is nine. Not only are the Patriots (10-2) looking for their ninth straight win, a victory at Hard Rock Stadium also clinches a ninth straight AFC East title for Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and company.
Before the season, this looked like one of the worst games on the always-mediocre Thursday night schedule. Most would have agreed with you if you predicted that the Bills and Jets wouldn’t combine to win eight games in the entire season.
A year ago, the Jets entered the 2016 season with lofty expectations and high hopes, after they had won 10 games in coach Todd Bowles’ first season. They dreamed of making the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
Thanks to an epic comeback in Super Bowl LI, Tom Brady enters the 2017 season with an entire hand's worth of Super Bowl rings, breaking a tie with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw for the most championships by a quarterback. With Brady back for a full season