NFL Playoff Picture: Patriots Win AFC East, Look Good For Home Field Advantage

The New England Patriots clinched the AFC East with a road win over Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Their ninth trip to the playoffs since 2001 secure, Bill Belichick’s team is still chasing home field advantage. They have a tight race with the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC’s top seed in the playoffs with two games left to play.

Baltimore can match New England’s 11-3 record with a win in San Diego on Sunday night. This week also marks the return of linebacker Ray Lewis, the heart and soul of a tough Ravens defense.

New England has favorable schedule to close out the regular season. They host the Dolphins and the Bills over the next two weeks.

Baltimore has a slightly tougher schedule against their AFC North rivals. They host the Browns next week, but end the regular season with a road game in Cincinnati.

If both teams win out to finish the season, New England would still get the top seed in the playoffs.

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