Bills vs. Patriots live score, updates, highlights from 'Monday Night Football' game

As strange as it may seem, the Bills, having already clinched the AFC East for the first time since 1995, will face the Patriots, who have already been eliminated from playoff contention, on "Monday Night Football" in Week 16.

Welcome to the topsy-turvy year that has been 2020.

The Bills (11-3) have a chance to claim the No. 2 seed in the AFC with a win and a Steelers loss to the Colts in Week 17. They've been led by third-year QB Josh Allen, who has looked like a darkhorse MVP candidate at times. Allen his improved his completion percentage significantly from 58.8 percent in 2019 to 68.7 percent in 2020. That bump in accuracy has made a huge difference for Allen, as he's thrown for a career-best 30 touchdowns to just nine interceptions.

The Patriots (6-8), in their first year without Tom Brady since 1999, haven't looked like the Patriots fans have been used to seeing over the last decade. They were eliminated from playoff contention after a 22-12 loss to the Dolphins last week, and a loss to the Bills would ensure their first losing season since Brady's rookie season in 2000.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Bills vs. Patriots on "Monday Night Football." Follow for complete results from the NFL Week 16 game.

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Bills vs. Patriots score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Bills 3 21 7 31
Patriots 3 6 0 9

Bills vs. Patriots updates, highlights from 'Monday Night Football'

(All times Eastern)

10:02 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Allen and Diggs connect again for an 18-yard score to extend Buffalo's lead to 31-9 with 11:28 left in the third quarter. This one is starting to get ugly.

9:54 p.m. — We're back for the second half as Buffalo receives the kickoff.

9:39 p.m. — HALF: Bills 24, Patriots 9.

9:32 p.m. — Two-minute Warning. Patriots have it, second and 3 at their 30-yard line with two timeouts remaining.

9:26 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Allen hits Steffon Diggs on a deep slant route, and Diggs burns the Pats' defense for a 50-yard score. Buffalo leads 24-9 with 3:55 left in the second quarter.

9:19 p.m. — Patriots punt. Another three and out for New England and the Bills get the ball back at their 33-yard line with 4:42 remaining in the half.

9:12 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Josh Allen finds Lee Smith for a wide open TD from 4 yards out. Buffalo leads 17-9 with 5:32 left to play in the first half.

Both QBs have had some impressive runs tonight. Allen scrambled for the first here on this 11-yard gain on third down.

9:00 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. A nice answer for New England as Cam Newton somehow escapes the pressure and rumbles into the end zone for a 9-yard score. Folk misses the PAT, so Buffalo still leads, 10-9 with 10:39 remaining in the second quarter.

8:50 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Zack Moss punches it in from 5 yards out and Buffalo takes the lead, 10-3 with 14:50 left in the second quarter.

8:46 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Bills 3, Patriots 3. Buffalo has it, first and goal at the 5-yard line to start the second quarter. New England had a chance to get the turnover with an interception on the final play of the quarter, but was flagged for offsides on the play.

The Bills were able to extend the drive with this sneaky fake punt as Jaquan Johnson, the upback, completed a pass for the first down.

8:35 p.m. — Patriots punt. Three and out for New England on its second possession and the Bills will get the ball back at their 30-yard line with 5:18 left in the first quarter.

8:30 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, BILLS. Buffalo gets into the red zone but New England comes up with the stop to hold them to a 22-yard field goal attempt. Tyler Bass connects to tie it up at 3-3 with 6:43 remaining in the first quarter.

8:19 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, PATRIOTS. New England missed out on a big trick play as Damierre Byrd dropped a perfect pass from Cam Newton, so it'll settle for a 45-yard field goal from Nick Folk to take a 3-0 lead with 12:44 left in the first quarter.

8:15 p.m. — Bills win the toss. They'll defer and the Patriots will receive to start the game.

Bills vs. Patriots start time

  • Date: Monday, Dec. 28
  • Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • TV channel (national): ESPN 
  • Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV
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