With their 48-19 win over the Denver Broncos, the Buffalo Bills have clinched their first AFC East title since 1995. That means the first time since the year before Tom Brady entered college. Since ’95, the New England Patriots have basically had a stranglehold on the division save a few scattered Jets or Dolphins steals. Now, for the first time in this generation, the Buffalo Bills are back on top.
Bills defensive end Trent Murphy decided to celebrate the AFC East clinch by bringing a beautiful 10-point buck into the endzone of Bills Stadium. He posted a picture to Instagram posing with the gorgeous kill earlier today.
“Anyone know the last time an AFC East Champ or a Ten-point buck were in this Endzone? Me either,” Murphy said in his post. “Merry Christmas yuh filthy animals.”
Honestly, not many people alive right now do remember the last time an AFC East champion sat in that endzone. That is, except for the touchdown celebrations Tom Brady may have taken there. The buck itself somehow fits well in the Bills Stadium. Perhaps, in a bit of stretched irony, because the buck replaces Tom Brady, who now plays for the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Tom Brady Finds Success Outside of the AFC East
One thing that the New England Patriots and Tom Brady no longer have in common: Brady will go to the playoffs (most likely) while the Patriots will not. After his trade to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brady has led the Bucs to a 9-5 record and a likely playoff berth. They currently sit one game behind the 10-4 New Orleans Saints. With a couple of wins and some Saints losses, Brady and the Bucs could win the NFC South. While it’s not quite the AFC East, it is better than the Patriots could do this year.