The New England Patriots clinched the AFC East this past Sunday with a 41-13 crushing win over the Miami Dolphins. It’s the sixth straight season that the Patriots have won the AFC East, which is very impressive. The Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts also clinched AFC playoff berths.
So far, only one NFC spot has been claimed, won by the Arizona Cardinals. There are still 21 teams vying for the eight remaining playoff spots. Who will win them is anyone’s guess.
If the Patriots win this Sunday against the horrid 3-11 New York Jets, they will also get a first round playoff bye and home field advantage for the remaining playoff games. The Patriots are one of the best teams when they play at home, almost impossible to beat.