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POLL: Would you rather see the Patriots face the Titans or Bills in the divisional playoff round?

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Buffalo Bills v New England Patriots Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

The first day of NFL playoff action is over. The AFC's part of the competition started with an upset as the fifth-seeded Tennessee Titans went onto the road to defeat the conference number three seed, the Kansas City Chiefs, 22-21. Tennessee, which came back from a 21-3 halftime deficit, now advance to the divisional round where the team might potentially face the New England Patriots.

The other possibility for the Patriots is that the defending world champions host the Buffalo Bills: If New England's AFC East rivals defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars today, Buffalo - as the lowest remaining seed in the AFC bracket of the tournament - would have to travel into Foxboro to take on the reigning division champions and the conference's top playoff seed.

Both matchups appear to be favorable for the Patriots, as Rich Hill explains in detail here. But which one would you rather see take place, New England hosting the Titans or the Bills? For comparison, both teams finished the regular season with identical 9-7 records and similar rankings on offense and defense: While Tennessee ranks 19th and 17th in the respective categories, Buffalo ranks 22nd and 18th.

One of the major differences is that the Patriots already played the Bills twice this season, winning both games rather handily: New England won the week 13 matchup 23-3 and the rematch three weeks later 37-16. In both games, Buffalo failed to score an offensive touchdown.

With all that in mind, who would rather see New England host next Saturday? The Titans or, depending on a win today, the Bills? Vote here:


Who would you rather see the Patriots play next week?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Tennessee Titans
    (2062 votes)
  • 44%
    Buffalo Bills
    (1666 votes)
3728 votes total Vote Now