Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 10/11/14
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Do the New England Patriots need the top seed in the AFC to make the Super Bowl? No. In the three seasons that the Patriots have won the Super Bowl, two of them they had to win in Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship. The last two seasons, the Pats have had the top seed in the AFC, and they lost in the Divisional round and Super Bowl. Home field advantage may have helped them beat Baltimore in last year's AFC title game, but much like Tom Brady winning the MVP award, being the best team in the regular season doesn't always translate into Super success.The New York Giants have won five road playoff games in their last two Super Bowl runs which culminated in victories over New England both times. Two seasons ago the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl as the No. 6 seed in the NFC. If the Giants and Packers can go on the road for Super Bowl berths, and then win the championship at a neutral site, so can the Patriots.Tom Brady is 3-2 on the road in the playoffs, if you include th...
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