MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 12: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
A well-timed long winning streak and a few stumbles from their competitors has placed the New England Patriots back in position to earn home-field advantage throughout the upcoming AFC playoffs.
The 2011 AFC East champions bring a string of six consecutive victories back to Gillette Stadium for Saturday's clash with a Miami Dolphins team that will have a much different look than when these two division rivals last squared off.
Peter King thinks the Pats will win but not by much:
I feel safe in saying this will be the last Bill Belichick-Todd Bowles head-coaching duel in AFC East history ... and that it will be three hours of video Bowles will want to keep for his golden years. "Kids," he'll tell his grandchildren, pulling out a dusty DVD, "did I ever tell you about the time grandpa coached against one of the greatest of all-time, and we came within a field goal inside the two-minute warning of beating him?"