1:00 PM EST
Titans at Dolphins (-3.5): The Patriots will be rooting for the Titans because a Dolphins loss will send Miami to 1-4 and effectively out of the playoff picture. Just 5% of teams that start 1-4 make it to the playoffs.
Washington at Ravens (-4): The Ravens are surprisingly 3-1 and the Patriots would be happy to see the NFC team knock down the Patriots conference rival. It seems like it doesn't matter how good the Ravens are as a team- they'll still give the Patriots problems.
Jets at Steelers (-9): The 1-3 Jets could suffer a loss and be in the same boat as the Dolphins and Colts...but is it too early to think about wanting the 3-1 Steelers to lose so the Patriots can get an edge in the conference standings? Winning the division comes first, but surprise losses by the Steelers would be welcome by the Patriots.
Texans at Vikings (-7): The 4-0 Vikings are looking to continue their hot start against the 3-1 Texans. The Patriots benefit from either outcome since a Texans victory helps the Patriots strength of schedule, while a loss sets the Patriots up in better standing in the conference.
Watch the pregame show below, live at 12:00 PM EST!
Date: Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Kickoff: 1:00 PM EST
Betting line: Patriots are the 11.5-point favorites
SB Nation Affiliates: Dawgs By Nature