2011 Playoffs

Patriots Lock Down #1 Seed In AFC With Win Over Bills

The New England Patriots clinched the #1 seed in the AFC and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs today with their come from behind win against the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots trailed 21-0 before rattling off 49 unanswered points for a 49-21 win to end the regular season at 13-3.

The win by the Patriots means that the Pittsburgh Steelers can only get either the #2 seed or #5 seed in the AFC depending on what happens with their own game against the Cleveland Browns and the outcome of the Baltimore Ravens game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Steelers can still clinch the AFC North division and a first-round bye with a win against the Browns and a Ravens loss or tie versus the Bengals. The Steelers can also clinch the spot should they tie the Browns and the Ravens lose outright.

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