Remaining schedule (with opponents' current records): vs. Indianapolis (0-11); at Washington (4-7); at Denver (6-5); vs. Miami (3-8); vs. Buffalo (5-6). Their chances: At least on paper, the AFC East-leading Patriots appear to be the favorite to claim the top seed and have the conference playoffs go through Foxboro, Mass., simply because of how they are playing and which teams are left on their schedule. The Patriots will play three of their final five games at Gillette Stadium, where they are 4-1 this season, and the winning percentage of their remaining opponents is .327, the lowest of any of the current contenders for the top seed. After back-to-back losses to the Steelers and New York Giants, New England has won three straight games, outscoring the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles by a combined 109-39. The Ravens certainly won't be intimidated if they have to go into Gillette Stadium and win a playoff game. In January 2010, they throttled the Patriots, 33-14, in a divisional playoff game in Foxboro.
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