Divisional round next
The New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers all have a first-round bye and are seeded in either first or second place for their conferences. These teams will play whichever teams win their first round games. For New Engand, the three possible opponents are the Colts, the Ravens or the Texans.
They said it: Patriots' defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is optimistic about the playoffs for his team. ”Everything rises to another level now," Wilfork said. "If we play our best, we’ll be tough to beat.”