Good news for Patriots fans: the Bengals and Chiefs both fielded defenses much better than the Colts.
Bad news for Patriots fans: the Colts defense is still the 9th best in the NFL (the Patriots rank 10th).
The Patriots 3rd ranked offense (one point behind the 2nd ranked Bears) look to have the advantage as the Colts field an average unit that ranks tied for 14th.
The Patriots (8-0 at home) and the Colts (5-3 on the road) will be like old times. The Patriots can win against any team, while the Colts have wins against the Seahawks, 49ers, Broncos, Chiefs (x2). Neither team shows any quit.
The Patriots will host the Colts on Saturday at 8:15 pm.
As for the Broncos, the other three AFC playoff teams are responsible for their three regular season losses.