The Bills had the 10-time defending AFC East champions on the ropes. They couldn’t punch them through.“Well Tedy Bruschi Jerseys 2019 , credit goes to them,” Bills quarterback Josh Allen told reporters after the 24-17 loss to the Patriots. “They played a heck of a game. It’s a really good defense and obviously they’ve got No. 12 over there at quarterback. “It sucks. Obviously they’re an AFC East division rival and that’s their consecutive whatever it is year winning the division. So we’ve got to find a way to get over that hump, we were playing to put ourselves in position where we could potentially win it. But they played well today and hats off to them.”The Bills came incredibly close to tying the Patriots atop the division with a week to play. New England’s win made the Patriots the fourth and final team to clinch a division in the AFC, joining the Ravens (North), Chiefs (West), and Texans (South).The Bills are still in the playoffs, where the No. 5 seed is sewn up. And Allen said the Bills have learned plenty from late-season games against the likes of the Ravens, Steelers, and Patriots.“If you look at the type of teams we’ve played the last three weeks, they’re all playoff-type teams,” Allen said. “So getting that experience against these defenses, teams we might be able to see again White Andre Tippett Jerseys , it’s all valuable experience because playing games in December that mean something; not many people are doing that right now and we’re one of those teams. So it feels good to be in the situation that we’re in and the position that we’re in. But, again, we didn’t do a good enough job today, we’re trying to win a football game. This one hurts for us obviously because we don’t want anybody to win the [AFC] East during our game, that’s one that we’ll take to the heart. So we’ll learn from it.”The Bills definitely will be a tough out in the playoffs, with the Texans likely the first teams to face them and, if Buffalo wins, the Ravens, Patriots, or Chiefs up next. And the Bills are good enough to disrupt things in the AFC, and to force their way to the AFC Championship for the first time since 1993, the last year the Bills went to the Super Bowl. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (13-5)UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: OLB Dee Ford (franchise tag) Andre Tippett Jerseys 2019 , OLB Justin Houston, DT Allen Bailey, TE Demetrius Harris, FB Anthony Sherman, RB Spencer Ware, CB Orlando Scandrick, C Mitch Morse, OG Jordan Devey, WR De’Anthony Thomas, OG Jeff Allen, OLB Frank Zombo, RB Charcandrick West White John Hannah Jerseys , WR Chris Conley, CB Steven Nelson, WR Kelvin Benjamin, FS Ron Parker.RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: SS Jordan Lucas, OLB Terrance Smith.NEEDS: Priority for Chiefs is fixing one of NFL’s worst defenses, especially with new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s switch from 3-4 to 4-3 system. Ford was franchised but club is trying to work out a long-term deal while listening to trade offers. Houston was released to create $14 million in salary cap space with two years left on his deal. Nelson could return but help is still needed at LB and in porous secondary, which was shredded by Tom Brady in overtime of AFC title game loss. At least newcomer S Tyrann Mathieu, who agreed to sign contract, will help.AVAILABLE SALARY CAP SPACE (approximately): $18 million, but Chiefs could use some to extend WR Tyreek Hill and DT Chris Jones this offseason while being mindful QB Patrick Mahomes could be looking at extension next offseason.