IF you are like me and could care less who wins in the playoffs, I figured I would consider what the ramifications were for each team visa vie the Pats draft picks... There still is a chance that the Pats 1st rd pick could go as low as #22. If the Giants, Titans, Steelers, or Carolina make the Superbowl, the Pats picks will stay exactly where they are right now. So root for all of these teams to lose before the SB. The Chargers were 8-8, and if they make the Superbowl, that would move the Pats up one slot in each round of the draft. The only drawback is that it would move the second round pick that the Pats have of the Chargers from pick #47 to pick # 63 or 64. Baltimore making the Superbowl would also be good for the Pats, eventhough it would not effect the Pats first round pick, it would remove Baltimore from the pack of 11-5 teams that will rotate between picks #24-27 in rounds 2-7 so those picks would only rotate between 3 teams instead of the current 4 so for instance in the second round instead of the Pats having pick #59, they would have pick # 58. Philadelphia- The Eagles are the team to root for, if they make the Superbowl, it would move that Pats up one slot in each round of the draft. Arizona- Ditto! (Go Cards!) So currently the Pats own picks: 1st: 24 2nd: 15 (SD), 25 3rd: 26 4th: 27 5th: 24 6th: 25 7th: 26 The best case scenario would be a Baltimore vs Philly and/or Arizona Superbowl which would result in the following changes: 1st: 23 2nd: 15 (SD), 24 3rd: 25 4th: 26 5th: 23 6th: 24 7th: 25 A Chargers vs Philly and/or Arizona Superbowl would make the picks look like this: 1st: 22 2nd: 31-2 (SD), 23 3rd: 24 4th: 25th: 22 6th: 23 7th: 24 I'm assuming that we would rather have Baltimore make the SB instead of San Diego because eventhough it would reslut in moving our 1st round pick up one more slot it would also move the SD 2nd round pick from #47 overall to either #63 or #64 which would suck.