Originally posted on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 1/3/13

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 27: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on from the sideline during the second quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The New England Patriots aren't exactly sure who they'll be playing in a week and a half, but they have an idea. If the Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, the Patriots will get what essentially amounts to an extra day of opponent preparation, as that would mean they'd be slated to face the Texans in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.However, if the Bengals win, they'll have to wait until Sunday's AFC bout between the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens is decided. New England would play the winner of that game with a Houston loss. "After the Houston game, we’ll either be full speed ahead on Houston or we’ll put that in the drawer and wait and see what happens in the next game," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday, via Patriots.com. "We have to be prepared for all three of them so that’s what we’ll do."The weekend will be designated for coaching preparation, as the players will be off Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With that, the players themselves wil...
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