AFC No. 2 Seed: New England Patriots
The Skinny: The Patriots easily won the AFC East and earned a first-round bye, even with one of the league's worst defenses.
Little Nugget: The Patriots were by far the best offensive team in the NFL this year. They finished first in total yards by a wide margin and averaged 35.3 points per game—almost six points more than their nearest competitor. (AP Photo)
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