NFL Playoff Power Rankings

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Dec 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) on the field against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Bills 34-20. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

4. New England Patriots

Tom Brady is still Tom Brady, and he will always give the New England Patriots a chance. His experience in clutch situations will be key for the team. With the loss of Josh Boyce and obviously Rob Gronkowski, the offense has taken some steps back once again.

The defense is 30th against the run, and quite a few AFC offenses can run the ball. The defense will have to step up, but it may end up being their downfall. The Patriots can beat anyone they play against, but there’s also teams that can beat them.

With Bill Belicheck at the helm, he will not allow his team to overlook anyone that comes to town, as the Patriots are 8-0 at home this season. Many people were down of the Patriots this offseason, but they’ve proven the nay-sayers wrong.