The Patriots are currently the #3 seed in the AFC. If you break it down, the Patriots can get the #1 seed if... 1. We finish 9-0 -We will be favored in every single remaining game. -We only play 2 more teams with a current winning record (both prime-time at home). -We only have 3 more games on the road, all against teams with losing records. (+ a neutral game) 2. Texans lose one additional game (paired with a loss to us) -The Texans have a very easy schedule, but do play two more teams with a current winning record, @ Chicago on Sunday Night Football and vs Minnesota. 3. Ravens lose 2 more games -This seems extremley likely, as their week 11-16 schedule alone is... @ Steelers @ Chargers vs Steelers @ Redskins @ Broncos vs Giants @ Bengals Of course, there are countless other scenarios, but that's the obviously the least confusing one. This thread is not meant to imply any of the above is easy, (especially with the results so far this season), but rather just an optimistic presentation of what is ahead of us. Also, I'm aware "if we win out, we'll have a high seed!" isn't a real eye-opening statement. Have the last few weeks lowered your expectations for this team or do you still see them contending for one of the top two seeds?