New England Patriots defeat Buffalo Bills, 31-0

Home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Revenge. Offensive and defensive domination. An 8-0 record at Gillette Stadium. A 14-2 regular-season record.

And, oh yeah, a bye week to rest up some sore body parts.

The closest thing to a perfect season, and the Patriots' best regular season ever, concluded at Gillette Stadium yesterday with a poetic 31-0 splattering of the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo appeared to pack it in even before the opening whistle and never challeng...