In a must-win season finale played in 35-50 mile-per-hour gusts, Cassel was an efficient 6 of 8 passing for 78 yards, and rushed for another 19 yards in Buffalo. "I thought Cassel made a lot of great decisions today," Bill Belichick said after the game. "To throw it, to run it . . . he put the ball, at times, in only places it could be caught."
(Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)