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Peter King shared a ‘prescient’ prediction an NFL head coach made about the Patriots

Tonight, the Bruins are in Buffalo to face the Sabres at 7 p.m.

And in Boston, the Celtics host the Nets at 7:30 p.m.

The Patriots and the AFC East: Through 11 weeks of the NFL season, one of the major themes has been a lack of established powerhouses. This has been especially true in the AFC, where preseason favorites like the Bills and Chiefs have each encountered unexpectedly difficulty.

This was a recent topic of discussion between NBC NFL reporters Mike Florio and Peter King. One of the takeaways, as they noted, was that the rising Patriots—currently on a five-game winning streak—could emerge as frontrunners.