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Week 17 Afternoon NFL Games: Patriots rooting guide and open thread

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The New England Patriots took care of business in week 17 and secured their first round bye, but there’s still a small chance they could secure homefield advantage if two games go their way. Here’s your afternoon rooting guide.

4:25 PM ET

Raiders at Chiefs: The Patriots want the Raiders to win and send the Chiefs to 11-5.

Chargers at Broncos: The Patriots want the Broncos to win and send the Chargers to 11-5. If the Chiefs win, then this game doesn’t really matter.

Browns at Ravens: The Patriots want the Ravens to win and be the AFC North champion to keep Pittsburgh away from the postseason.

Bengals at Steelers: The Patriots want Pittsburgh to lose so they’re out of the postseason.

Bears at Vikings: The Patriots want the Vikings to win because New England owns Chicago’s second round pick.

Eagles at Washington: The Patriots want Philadelphia to lose because New England owns their seventh round pick.

49ers at Rams: This game doesn’t matter to New England.

Cardinals at Seahawks: This game also doesn’t matter.

8:20 PM ET

Colts at Titans: The winner reaches the playoffs, the loser is out. The Patriots would prefer Tennessee to make the postseason than the Colts because Indianapolis is much, much better.

Use this as the open thread for discussion.