The Bills have to make the playoffs. They can't do that without beating the Patriots. Since Tom Brady has been the starting quarterback for New England, he has owned the Bills.  Could that change this year? Tom Brady will be suspended for four games after a ruling by the US Appeals court.

As you may know, the NFL imposed a four-game suspension on the Pats quarterback last year after the "Deflategate" scandal that claimed New England tampered with the pressure of footballs in an AFC Championship game against The Colts.

Tom Brady appealed that ruling; and after a ruling in his favor, he was able to play in those games. However, the NFL has appealed that ruling through the federal courts, and today we found out that he WILL be serving his four-game suspension.

"We hold that the Commissioner properly exercised his broad discretion under the collective bargaining agreement and that his procedural rulings were properly grounded in that agreement and did not deprive Brady of fundamental fairness," the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday in New York.

The suspension means he will miss games against the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills. He would be eligible to make his regular-season debut in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns.

That's two teams from the AFC East with the Dolphins and Bills.

Will this be the year?