Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 12/18/12
With the Patriots dropping to the third seed in the AFC, and likely staying put there, let's take a look at the most likely road to the Super bowl the Patriots will have to face.What's most important for the Patriots is who receives the sixth seed because that will be who they play in the first round. That means that this upcoming match up between the Bengals and Steelers becomes a must watch for Patriots fans.After the Jets were eliminated from playoff contention last night, that sixth seed becomes a race between both the Bengals and Steelers. Whoever wins the match up this weekend will be that sixth seed and will face the Patriots in the first round of the playoffs.I think it should be obvious that Patriots fans should be rooting for the Bengals in that game. Everyone knows that the Steelers have had their fair share of issues this year, but let's not get too cute and start saying you'd want to face the Steelers. Pittsburgh figured out a way to stop the Patriots last year and gave...
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