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Playoff Scenarios

It's Christmas Eve day and I'm a little lazy today, so I thought I'd give you the playoff scenarios as quoted from

The Patriots can qualify for the playoffs on Sunday with a win over the Bills and a loss by either the Miami Dolphins or the Baltimore Ravens. If the Patriots defeat Buffalo in their 1:00 p.m. game and the New York Jets defeat the Dolphins in their 4:15 p.m. matchup, New England would win the AFC East championship for the sixth consecutive season and claim the third seed in the AFC playoffs, hosting a first-round playoff game on Jan. 3 or Jan. 4. If the Patriots don’t win the AFC East title, they could still qualify for the playoffs as a wild card team if they beat Buffalo and the Jacksonville Jaguars defeat the Ravens in their 4:15 p.m. matchup. In that scenario, New England would hold the sixth seed in the AFC playoffs and would play a firstround playoff game on the road on Jan. 3 or Jan. 4. Additional Patriots playoff scenarios involving ties are listed below.

Patriots win AFC East title with:
1. NE win and MIA loss or tie OR
2. NE tie and MIA loss

Patriots clinch wild card with:
1. NE win and BAL loss or tie OR
2. NE tie and BAL loss

Suddenly, Brett Favre is one of my favorite quarterbacks and I want Mangini to turn into Little Belichick and devour Miami.  Destiny not in our hands...