The New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets in the 2017 regular season finale, clinching homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. After finishing the final two weeks at home, the Patriots could potentially stay at Gillette Stadium for a span of 4 straight games over five weeks.
The Patriots have reached the Super Bowl in their past three times they’ve earned the #1 seed, coming up short in 2011 and winning it all in 2014 and 2016. New England is dominant at home and that means the Patriots should be the heavy favorite to represent the AFC in this year’s Super Bowl.
New England could possibly host the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers, and Buffalo Bills in the divisional round, with two of the final four teams eliminated from the conversation later today.