I stumbled upon the ESPN Playoff Machine and played around with it a little bit. Snooki would know that if the Pats win out they get the number one seed and home field through out the playoffs, which will be key for rest and home field will be big against teams like the Steelers (3 road losses) and Ravens (4 road losses). But as I went on with the machine, I found out that if the Pats trip up against Miami or Buffalo the Pats could find themselves without a first round bye.
Pats: vs Miami, vs Buffalo
Baltimore: vs Browns, @ Cincy
Steelers: @ Rams @ Browns
Houston: @Indy, Vs Tenn.
- Pats lose 1 game and Houston wins out, and Either Pitt or Baltimore Wins out the Pats will be the Three Seed
- Pats lose 1 game, Houston wins one game and Either Pitt or Baltimore Wins out: Pitt or Baltimore would be the number one seed and the Pats would be the number 2 seed
- Everyone wins out: Pats one seed, Baltimore 2 seed, Houston 3 seed