New England Patriots: Why the Divisional Round Doesn't Matter

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New England Patriots: Why the Divisional Round Doesn't Matter
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After the Week 17 rally against Buffalo, the Patriots secured the No. 1 AFC seed, meaning that if they get to the AFC Championship, New England plays in New England. 

Of course, the Patriots have to get there first, by winning their divisional matchup.

They will compete against the lowest-seeded team in the divisional round, which is a big advantage, especially coming out of a bye week. 

Right now, there are three teams they could be facing: the Bengals, the Steelers or the Broncos

But it does not matter who they face.

Here is why.

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