Even though there are still seven games left in the season, Bills coach Rex Ryan seems to be conceding the division to the Patriots.

The Patriots lead the AFC East at 9-0, followed by the Bills and Jets at 5-4 and then the Dolphins at 4-5.

In the Week 2 meeting between the Patriots and Bills, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown, but according to Bills cornerbacker Stephon Gilmore things will be different Monday night in the second meeting of the year.

When it comes to opposing personnel, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots have caught some breaks on the way to 9-0.</p>
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Roger Goodell has another supporter in the Deflategate case — Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

Speaking at the Celtics-Mavericks game Wednesday night at TD Garden, Cuban was asked his opinion of Deflategate.

Former Boston College and Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie revealed on his Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon that his parents, Dick and Joan, died of separate heart attacks earlier in the day.

Although Jamie Collins missed Wednesday’s practice, the Patriots linebacker appears to be getting over his illness.

FOXBORO — There was some good and bad news coming out of Patriots practice Wednesday, as the team got some players back, but there were still a few missing as the Patriots prepare for Monday night’s game against the Bills.

Besides a photo shoot for GQ’s Man of the Year issue, Tom Brady also met with Chuck Klosterman for an interview, which

ESPN’s Rodney Harrison checked in with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Wednesday to discuss the latest news from Foxboro and around the NFL, including the Patriots’ injury woes and the Peyton Manning issue in Denver.

FOXBORO — One Boston sports legend paid tribute to another Wednesday at Gillette Stadium as Tom Brady gave his initial reaction to the pending retirement of David