Patriots On Track For High Playoff Seed

November 5, 2013 12:00 PM
Patriots On Track For High Playoff Seed
By Gregory Hunt

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" Heading into their bye week, the New England Patriots hold a 7-2 record, putting them in first place in the AFC East by two games over the New York Jets.  If the playoffs started today, the Patriots would actually be the No. 2 seed in the AFC.  The Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) and Denver Broncos (7-1) both hold better records than the Patriots, but because both of those teams reside in the AFC West, the team that doesn’t win that division will fall to the No. 5 seed.

There’s still a lot of football to be played, but the way things are shaping up, either Denver or Kansas City will probably be the No. 1 seed in the AFC, while New England will battle the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 2 seed. Denver and Kansas City have not yet played each other, but they will meet twice in the next four weeks. While New England enjoys its bye week, Indianapolis will host the 3-6 St. Louis Rams on Sunday.  A victory by the Colts will give them a 7-2 record identical to New England’s.

However, the Cincinnati Bengals cannot be overlooked "

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