The Pats opponents for the first round bye- Baltimore- 9-3 At KC Cleveland at Pitt Buffalo - If the Raven's performance against the Bengals is a ny kind of indication then they will certainly lose at KC, with the Chiefs being life and death to even make the playoffs after losing to the Browns. So, if the Pats win out we're on top of Baltimore for certain, and we appear to beat them in a tiebreaker if they lose another AFC game. Interestingly, Baltimore beat SD, so if they are tied with SD for seeding, then Baltimore would be the higher seed. I assume that means if we are also tied with SD and Baltimore and we beat Baltimore on tie breakers then we would vault both SD and the Ravens into the 2nd seed! SD - 10-2 Denver KC At Seattle AZ - Denver looked weak at home last night so I doubt they have the tools to beat SD on the road. KC again could be our friend, though. As stated before KC can't lose again and be sure of making the playoffs, especially within their division. You never know what you're going to get from Seattle but they play much better at home so there's some hope in that game particularly since the SeaHawks might be playing for the number 2 seed themselves. I figure SD to lose only one of these games, but that is all we need if the Pats win out (see above tiebreaker note). Indy- 10-2 At Jax Cincy At Houston Miami -well, we all know that Indy has to lose two while we win out to beat them in seeding for the playoffs. Could it happen? Maybe, since Indy will face two teams, Jax and Cincy that cannot lose any more games if they want to be sure of making the post-season. I like a life and death Jaguars team to take down Indy in Jax, no surprise there considering the struggles Indy has had with Jax in recent years. But with Cincy's D playing a little better and the offense able to score with anyone now that Ocho-Cinco and Palmer have re-united, could the desperate Bengals smack down Indy in Indy? Miami and Houston offer little resistance. Ironically, Indy could be the team that stumbles twice and gets us a bye and the number one seed overall (assuming SD loses at least once) - IF WE WIN OUT. Key games to watch Balt at KC KC at SD Indy at Jax Cincy at Indy Synopsis - The Pats win out and they very likely have a bye. Fly In The Ointment - losing that Jets game, oh the humanity!!! Win that game and we are the number two seed this morning.