The New England Patriots don't know yet who they'll face in their playoff opener.
But they do have firsthand knowledge about all three potential opponents.
The Patriots, after all, have already played every one of them. They routed the Indianapolis Colts 59-24 and the Houston Texans 42-14 and lost to the Baltimore Ravens 31-30 on a last-play field goal.
So until the he finds out, coach Bill Belichick is playing it safe. The Patriots will focus on themselves, first and foremost. And as for the opponents? Well ...
''We'll work on everybody,'' the coach said Wednesday.
New England (12-4) will be home for the divisional round on Jan. 13 against the Texans if they beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Saturday's AFC wild-card game. If Houston loses, New England will host the winner of Sunday's game between Baltimore and Indianapolis.
''After the Houston game, we'll either be full-speed ahead on Houston,'' Belichick said, ''or we'll put that in the drawer and wait and see what happens in t...