The past 4-5 weeks have created some clutch situations and really helped the team gain confidence. they will need to draw from these lessons win the playoffs roll around. On paper I think the Patriots are the strongest team in the playoff mix but all the entrants are good NFL teams and all have the potential to upset the Patriots. I expect the Patriots to win but they will have to play 2 very good games to make it to the Superbowl. Brady, BB and homefield are huge advantages for the Patriots. AFC Snapshot - (team with best chance of beating the Patriots at the top) Indy I have a lot of respect for Indy, 12 wins for 5 years in a row is not easy. I really appreciate their schemes, both on offense and defense they have great systems. Pros - Manning, schemes, coaching, defense - I think their defense this year is better than last year even without Freeney. Cons - Defense can be run on, injuries on defense, O Line. Chargers Pros - Talented team, if LT gets going they can keep it close. Cons - Rivers is a big question mark and so is coaching. They will also be playing wild card weekend which favors the Patriots. Jaguars Pros - Very good running team, QB is playing well. Cons - Coaching, secondary. They will also be playing wild card weekend on the road. Steelers Good matchup for the Patriots, they would have to cause a lot of turnovers to have a chance Browns Pros - Offensive weapons, offensive line, QB has over performed. Cons - Defense, experience. They will also be playing wild card weekend on the road.