ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- LaMont Jordan and Stephen Gostkowski did New England's scoring Sunday in a 13-0 win over Buffalo, but the Patriots missed the playoffs despite winning 11 games.
New England needed either a New York Jets win or Baltimore loss to get into the post-season. But Miami beat the Jets 24-17 and the Ravens knocked off Jacksonville 27-7.
The Patriots (11-5) are the first 11-win team to miss the playoffs since Denver in 1985.
Jordan ran 2 yards for a touchdown and Gostkowski kicked field goals of 33 and 23 yards in a contest played in swirling winds.