NFL Playoff Bracket 2017: Picture, Scenarios for AFC, NFC Divisional Round

January 10, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots earned their ideal postseason scenario when they defeated the Miami Dolphins on the final day of the regular season and clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
When they did that, they were assured of playing all their postseason games at Gillette Stadium until they get to the Super Bowl in Houston. That was not the case a year ago when they dropped their final two regular-season games and were forced to play the AFC title game in Denver. 
They lost that game and the Broncos went on to become Super Bowl 50 champions. Head coach Bill Belichick was not going to let that mistake happen again, and now they have the ideal scenario. All they have to do is win at home, and they will have a chance to win the franchise's fifth Super Bowl.
The Patriots may get tested in the AFC Championship Game by the Kansas City Chiefs or Pittsburgh Steelers, but they should not have an issue in the divisional playoffs Saturday night against the H...

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