The New England Patriots sat back and watched their lead in the AFC grow as they enjoyed their bye weekend.

Miami lost in Detroit 20-16. Buffalo lost at home to the Kansas City Chiefs 17-13. Both the Dolphins and Bills had chances at the end of the game to pull out wins.

So the idle Patriots gain ground toward winning another AFC East Division title. (Yes, the NY Jets won but...)

The AFC East looks like this...

1. Patriots      7-2

2. Miami         5-4

3. Buffalo       5-4

4. NY Jets     2-8

NOTE:  The Patriots play next on Sunday night against the Colts. Live coverage of Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket begins at 5:30pm.