NFL playoff matchups
The Patriots finished the season 13-3, first in the AFC east. Tom Brady finished the regular season with 5,235 yards, passing Dan Marino's record, but trailing Drew Brees'. New England ranked second in the NFL with total yards per game with 428 and third in average points per game with 32.1. But the defense ranked 31st in the league.
The Patriots will play Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, or Denver in the Divisional Playoffs.