Quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills proved Saturday they can hang with the Patriots in Foxborough, facing goal-to-go and trailing by a touchdown with less than two minutes to go.But New England’s defense got into the backfield on third and fourth downs, sacking Allen and then forcing a desperation heave that was knocked down, ending the Bills’ (10-5) divisional hopes. The Patriots (12-3) kneeled out a 24-17 win that secures their 11th consecutive AFC East championship. 5️⃣3️⃣9️⃣ @TomBrady ties Peyton Manning for second all-time on the career passing TD list! #GoPats📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/65Ofnzje46— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20194:40 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Bills. Buffalo can’t do much with the short field, but it’s still 3 points. Bills 3, Patriots 0.4:36 p.m.: FUMBLE, Patriots. Rex Burkhead has a solid gain, but he’s caught from behind by Jordan Poyer, who punches the ball out. Micah Hyde falls on it and returns it all the way back to the Patriots 29-yard line. Huge swing early.. @J_poyer21 forces it out and @micah_hyde returns the fumble inside Patriots territory! #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/vwbILxz64x— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20194:33 p.m.: New England begins with on its own 21 after a poor return. The home team dominated time of possession, holding the ball for 38:52, but couldn’t always turn long drives into touchdowns. Patriots drives of 8:58 and 6:40 both ended with field goals, helping allow Buffalo to stick around.MORE: Watch select NFL games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Big plays powered the Bills offense. Allen (13 for 26, 208 yards, two touchdowns) found tight end Dawson Knox for 33 yards to get down to the 1-yard line, eventually stealing a game-tying touchdown with one second left before halftime.After entering the half tied 10-10, a 53-yard touchdown pass from Allen to John Brown midway through the third quarter put the Bills up 17-13, their first lead of the game.VIDEO: Bills-Patriots highlightsQuarterback Tom Brady (26-for-33 passing, 271 yards, one touchdown), though, led scoring drives on the following two possessions, putting New England back up. The first was one of those long series that only led to a field goal, but the Patriots reached the end zone their following trip down the field.With a successful 2-point conversion, that put Buffalo down 24-17 with 5:06 to play. Allen brought the Bills down to the 8-yard line, only to go backward from there, giving New England a win.Check out Sporting News’ scoring updates and highlights from the Week 16 AFC East showdown:Patriots vs. Bills final score Q1Q2Q3Q4FPatriots736824Bills377017Patriots vs. Bills updates, highlightsFinal: Patriots 24, Bills 177:33 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Bills. New England sacks Allen on third-and-goal and brings the house on fourth. Allen retreats for his life and puts it up for grabs in the end zone, but it’s easily broken up. The Patriots will win the game and the AFC East.7:29 p.m.: The two-minute warning hits with Buffalo thinking over a second-and-goal from the 9.. @JoshAllenQB with a big-time throw! @BuffaloBills inside the 10. #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/OELiJuzhcb— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20197:24 p.m.: Allen sneaks for the first down, barely. Took a bounce to the outside, and then a dive for the line to gain. He should’ve gotten a free 15 yards for a facemask, but the referees missed it.. @JoshAllenQB ‘s extra effort on 4th & 1 earns the first down! #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/8QcS208ugG— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20197:23 p.m.: The Bills are driving but face a fourth-and-1 on the 30.7:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Patriots. Rex Burkhead breaks a couple of tackles on the goal-line for a short score. New England takes the lead with about 5 minutes left, adding on a 2-point conversion from Brady to Edelman. Patriots 24, Bills 17.Rex Burkhead powers through to put the @Patriots on top! @RBrex34 #GoPats📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/c6X5BKtJLV— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20197:07 p.m.: Edelman has returned to the game, and the Patriots are in the red zone.. @Edelman11 slips a tackle and picks up 30! #GoPats📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/G5EStCdyoo— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20196:59 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Patriots. Yet another long drive for the Patriots. Eleven plays, 77 yards, 6:40. But Brady gets stopped short on a third-and-goal scramble, so New England settles for another kick. Bills 17, Patriots 16.End third quarter: Bills 17, Patriots 136:40 p.m.: Julian Edelman, who ran into a DB and was down on the field for a bit, heads to the locker room eventually. He was allowed to remain in the game initially, though.6:35 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bills. Allen to John Brown for 53 yards on the third drive after halftime. Buffalo has its first lead of the game. Bills 17, Patriots 13.SMOKEY BROWN.53-yard TD on the pass from @JoshAllenQB to take the lead! #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/PIuP7q5YNW— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20196:27 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Patriots. New England can’t pick up a third-and-18, and require a 51-yard Nick Folk kick to retake the lead. Patriots 13, Bills 10.6:17 p.m.: Buffalo begins the second half with possession.Halftime: Patriots 10, Bills 106:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bills. Some trickery from Buffalo results in a big boy touchdown. Allen finds offensive tackle Dion Dawkins, who reported as eligible, on a throwback to tie it with one second left. Patriots 10, Bills 10.BIG MAN TD!Dion Dawkins hauls in the @BuffaloBills touchdown to tie it up. #GoBills @DDawkins66📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/9ehc5D2TUc— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20195:57 p.m.: Huge play for the Bills just before the end of the half. Josh Allen hits tight end Dawson Knox for 33 yards, down to the 1-yard line. Was originally ruled a touchdown. Buffalo now faces first-and-goal from the 1 with 10 seconds left and no timeouts.5:53 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Patriots. This has been a very long final two minutes, but it may finally come to an end. New England goes for it on fourth-and-1 just outside the 40, and some jet sweep action to N’Keal Harry gets blown up by Kevin Johnson.5:36 p.m.: This play from earlier in the second quarter may get some attention.Here’s Tom Brady attempting to trip Ed Oliver. #Bills #Patriots pic.twitter.com/wTjb6tNJ6c— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) December 21, 20195:27 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Patriots. New England uses 17 plays and 8:58(!) to go 81 yards and settle for a field goal. An illegal block penalty put Brady behind the sticks, and he couldn’t get out of it. Patriots 10, Bills 3.5:18 p.m.: The Patriots barely convert a fourth-and-1 on about the 30-yard line.End first quarter: Patriots 7, Bills 34:53 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Patriots. Tom Brady hits Matt LaCosse for an 8-yard score. Long drive that took 7:26 off the clock. Patriots 7, Bills 3.