Predictions for the 2012 NFL playoffs
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The Patriots have won more games than any other NFL team during the last four regular seasons, but they don't have a Super Bowl victory to show for it. Against that backdrop, these 2012 NFL playoffs set up as a measure of where the franchise ranks and where it's headed. Where the Patriots are headed in the immediate future is into a playoff picture that is cloudier than any in recent memory. If we could make these predictions with any kind of accuracy, we'd be very, very wealthy. Lady luck probably won't cash any checks for us in Vegas, but we gave it our best shot anyway.