Didn't see this in any other thread or I wasn't looking hard enough, but now that it looks like Indy has a stranglehold on the #1 seed in the AFC, it might be in the Pats best interest to have the Bengals win the AFC North. Let's say here's how the final AFC Standing shake out: 1. Indy 2. Pats 3. Bengals 4. AFC West winner 5. Steelers 6. Wild Card winner #2 If the Bengals hang on to win the division, then Pitt would the best of the wild card teams and the #5 seed in the AFC and probably the favorite in a first round playoff game @ the #4 seed, either Denver or San Diego. Barring a #6 seed over Bengals upset in the first round, then Pitt would travel @ Indy in the second round where the Pats would host Cincy. I'd much rather let the Steelers and Colts battle it out with each other while the Pats play the Bengals. If the Colts win, then it's a rematch of last nights game. If the Steelers win then the Pats host the AFC Championship Game. Even if the Bengals win the #2 seed in the AFC (they're next three games are @ Oakland, vs. Cleveland and vs. Detroit), then the Pats would host the #6 seed in the first round and Pitt would still be @ the AFC West winner. The same principals above would apply, only in the second round Pats would travel @ Cincy and Pitt would go to Indy. It's a little early to be projecting these playoff positions, but any scenario where Pitt and Indy play each other is probably in the best interest of the Pats.