New England's victory at Miami secures the AFC's No. 1 seed, which has translated into a Super Bowl appearance for the Patriots on four of five previous occasions. - From Washington Post
The Patriots endured a three-hour travel delay Saturday, and Coach Bill Belichick reportedly was unhappy with the condition of the field when he examined it prior to the game.
But it didn’t matter as the Patriots won with relative ease.
But the best argument can be made on Brady’s behalf, even with the four games that he missed at the beginning of the season while serving his Deflategate suspension.
The Steelers first must beat the sixth-seeded Dolphins next weekend in Pittsburgh, then would have to go to Oakland or Kansas City — depending on which team secures the No.
The Patriots can run the ball and they are not dealing with the offensive line issues that plagued them late last season.