South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers odds: point spread, tv channel, preview, prediction

The South Carolina Gamecocks will take on the Tennessee Volunteers in one of the college basketball games on Wednesday, start time at 6:30 PM ET, at Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN. South Carolina vs Tennessee live stream is on SECN. Tennessee vs South Carolina odds is -15.5 Volunteers.

The South Carolina Gamecocks (12-11) have won two of their last two games including a 77-65 win over Arkansas A.J. Lawson scored 24 points and Keyshawn Bryant added 17.

Five players are scoring at least 8.0 points for South Carolina, they are Chris Silva (13.7), Lawson (13.7), Hassani Gravett (10.7), Bryant (9.3) and Maik Kotsar (8.0). Silva leads in three statistical categories: points (13.7), rebounds (7.0) and blocks (2.0). Lawson tops in assists with 2.6 while Kotsar leads in steals with 1.1.

In this season, South Carolina averages 74.1 points, 36.3 rebounds and 12.7 assists per game. South Carolina yields 73.7 points per game against the opposing teams.

The No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers (22-1) are coming from a 73-61 win over the Florida Gators in which Grant Williams scored 16 points. The Volunteers are riding in an 18-game winning streak.

Six players are averaging at least 8.5 points per game for Tennessee, they are Williams (19.9), Admiral Schofield (16.5), Jordan Bone (13.3), Lamonte Turner (11.8), Jordan Bowden (11.3) and Kyle Alexander (8.5). Williams leads in three statistical categories: points (19.9), rebounds (7.3) and steals (1.2). Jordan Bone tops in assists with 6.6 while Alexander leads in blocks with 1.9.

In this season, Tennessee averages 85.4 points, 38.0 rebounds and 19.9 assists per game. Tennessee yiels 67.3 points per game against the opposing teams.

South Carolina vs Tennessee basketball game schedule info:

Date: February 13, 2019
Start Time: 6:30 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: SECN
Live Stream: SECN Stream
Odds and Point Spread: -15.5 Tennessee
Over/Under: 154.5
Prediction: The Volunteers have enough firepower to dominate this game. They will win and cover the spread.

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers’ offer for Anthony Davis remains alive?

The Los Angles Lakers multiple offers to the New Orleans Pelicans to get the service of the most coveted big man in the NBA continue to be the main focus of the sports lovers as the trade deadline approaches.

The Lakers have made different offers already yet the Pelicans are adamant to accept or even consider to make a counter offer. While the Lakers are currently the lone to to provide such offers, other teams couldn’t make the same move as they hope that LA will not succeed in making the deal.

According to ESPN report, the Pelicans has yet to make a counter offer.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said Thursday on the Woj & Lowe show:

“There’s a feeling in ownership, management, basketball ops in New Orleans that they just don’t want to give in to a trade demand to a team in L.A. that (Davis) can’t get to until the summer of 2020. And listen, there’s a lot of front offices around the league, owners around the league, rooting for New Orleans to hold pat.”

Davis opened up to reporters last week that he never made a demand for New Orleans to traded him to the Lakers. However, his agent reportedly included the Lakers in the lists of teams he’d re-sign with if he were to be shipped.

From the Los Angeles Times:

“Magic Johnson, the Lakers president of basketball operations, told New Orleans general manager Dell Demps Tuesday morning that Los Angeles had made its best offer that the Pelicans had wanted, but that the Lakers were not willing to add anything else and would be moving on, a person said.

The Lakers were not going to give the Pelicans the six to eight draft picks they wanted for Davis, the person said, knowing that the four first-round picks and second-round picks were more than the Lakers would offer.

Late Monday night, the Lakers changed their offer at the request of the Pelicans, two people said.”

The Lakers offered basically their entire core team – outside of LeBron James – available in trade talks with New Orleans. But the Lakers are now growing frustrated with the process itself as Dell Demps continue to demand additional pieces. It is just a question of how the Lakers can offer more just to acquire Davis.

The Los Angeles Times said the latest offer includes Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lance Stephenson, Rajon Rondo and Michael Beasley as well as two first-round picks. The deal also would have the Lakers taking on the contract of Solomon Hill, who is owed $12.8 million next season.

The Times also reported Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and Lakers president Magic Johnson spoke multiple times on Monday about the deal.

The NBA trade deadline is on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, so it would appear the Pelicans are reluctant to give away Davis to the Lakers are they are willing to play hardball to the point of keeping Davis for the rest of the season.

When does Super Bowl 2019 start? Patriots vs Rams odds, point spread, live stream, scores

Super Bowl 2019 is about to start as the Patriots and Rams will have a gigantic collision. Super Bowl 2019 start time is at 6:30 PM ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Super Bowl 2019 is to be played in a fair field in which both teams have any advantage at all.

Super Bowl 2019 will take place on Sunday, February 3, 2019. It is also called Super bowl LIII in which the AFC Champions New England Patriots play the NFC Champions Los Angeles Rams.

How to Watch Super Bowl 2019 on tv and live stream?

Super Bowl 2019 is televised by CBS and the live streaming online is available on or on CBS Sports App. Super Bowl 53 Patriots vs Rams live stream is available also on NFL Game Pass.

New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are entering into their ninth Super Bowl appearances under the era of coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. The Patriots are 5-3 in the Super Bowl and they happened to lose to the Philadelphia Eagles in last year’s big game. This is the Patriots’ fourth Super Bowls in the last five years. Truly, the dominance of the Patriots enabled them to be in the Super Bowl for the third straight year.

The Patriots were the favorites to win the Super Bowl even before the season started. However, losing to lowly teams early in the regular season pushed themselves out of the radar as one of the contenders. New England lost to the Jaguars and the Lions in the second and third weeks respectively that swipe them out of the conversation of becoming a strong team. With resilient results, the Patriots won six games in a row to be back in the scrutiny of football fans and experts alike. But losing two consecutive games in December against the Dolphins and Steelers put the Patriots out of the top seed in the AFC.

Despite of all the struggles of the Patriots this season, they were able to beat the two best teams in terms of records in the AFC. New England outlasted the Chargers and Chiefs to get back into the 2019 Super Bowl. Thus, the Patriots with precision in the playoffs are back in business for today’s Super Bowl 2019.

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams started strong in the season by winning their first eight games. In the NFL Power rankings in the first half of the 2019 season, the Rams always came on top. With the ability of quarterback Jared Goff to excel in close games, the Rams flourished into a contender. As a matter of fact, the offensive juggernaut of the Rams can be considered one of the best in the NFL. Beating the chiefs in a shootout, 54-51, had put the Rams in a limelight. Their losses against the Bears and the Eagles made experts to doubt the Rams. However, the Rams defeated their opponents in the playoffs like the Cowboys and the Saints.

One of the reasons of the success of the Rams would be attributed to Goff who handled himself pretty well in the playoffs. Goff has completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 483 yards and a touchdown. While the numbers are not there in comparison to his regular season, Goff played with poise.

Super Bowl odds 2019

The Patriots are favored by 3 points. The Over/Under is at 57.5. Without a doubt, it would be difficult to go against the Patriots knowing that they have the experience over the Rams.

Super Bowl 2019 live stream between the Patriots and Rams is available on or NFL Game Pass. Super Bowl 2019 scores and results will be available here.

Patriots vs Chiefs odds: point spread, line, Over/Under, prediction, AFC Championship Game, Road to Super Bowl 2019

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will visit the Chiefs in Kansas City for the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, start time at 6:40 PM ET, at Arrowhead Stadium. Patriots vs Chiefs odds and point spread is at -3 KC.

Coming from a 41-28 victory over the San Diego Chargers, the Patriots have shown to the world that they are the team to beat and that they still have the capability to overpower opponents. Tom Brady threw for 343 yards and a touchdown in 34 of 44 passes to help the Patriots dominate the Chargers.

The rushing game was so effective for Sony Michel as he ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns in 24 carries. Rex Burkhead added 12 yards and a touchdown.

While the Patriots played with such accuracy in rushing, the passing game also exploded as Julian Edelman caught for 151 yards in nine receptions while James White added 97 yards in 15 carries. Phillip Dorsett contributed for 41 yards and a touchdown.

In this game, the weather is taking an important part in the odds and point spread as the two teams are expected to play in the coldest game ever at Arrowhead Stadium. The forecast on Sunday’s Patriots vs Chiefs is at the highs in teens. There’s a chance that the temperature dips into single digits as the game goes on. In this scenario, the Patriots are known to be playing in cold weather especially in Foxborough.

“I don’t think it will be much of a factor because it’s not like we’re playing in 10 [degrees] and they’re playing in 50 [degrees],” said receiver Phillip Dorsett. “We’re both playing in the same temperatures so we both have got to adjust and both have to be ready for it.”

The top seed Chiefs are going to rely on what they have throughout the season starting from their quarterback Patrick Mahomes who has an MVP season. The Chiefs are coming from a 31-13 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round. Mahomes completed 27 of 41 passes for 278 yards, and ran for a touchdown.

Damien Williams ran for 129 yards and a touchdown in 25 carries while Tyreek Hill added 36 yards and a touchdown. Absolutely, the Chiefs have the running game to balance the offensive attacks in the game against the Colts.

In receiving, Travis Kelce caught for 108 yards in seven receptions while Hill added 72 yards in eight catches. Sammy Watkins contributed 62 yards in six receptions.

For the Chiefs, this is an opportunity for them to dismantle the Patriots who have been here in eight straight seasons. Thus, the Chiefs will have to defeat the Patriots to be in the Super Bowl 2019.

Though the Chiefs are playing at home, the weather will be a big factor. According to the National Weather Service:

The National Weather Service is projecting an arctic blast to settle over Kansas City for the Chiefs’ game against the New England Patriots. Temperatures at kickoff could range from 10 degrees to well below zero, potentially making it the coldest game in Arrowhead Stadium history.

Though Mahomes certainly got to experience the cold on Saturday in the Chiefs’ victory over the Colts, this is a different story against the Patriots.

Patriots vs Chiefs game schedule info:

Date: January 20, 2018
Start Time: 6:40 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: CBS
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
O/U: 55
Prediction: The weather and experience will the factors in this game. The Patriots will win this game.

Colts vs Chiefs odds: point spread, line, tv channel, time, date

As the top seed in the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL Divisional Playoffs on Saturday, start time at 4:30 PM ET. Colts vs Chiefs odds and point spread is at -5.5 KC.

The Chiefs (12-4) captured the No. 1 spot in the AFC through the excellent performance of Patrick Mahomes who threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns against only 12 interceptions, and added 272 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Much of the success of the Chiefs was dependent of how Mahomes played those games.

In rushing, Damien Williams led the way twith 256 yards and four touchdowns while Spencer Ware added 246 yards and two touchdowns. Surely, the running game of the Chiefs will need to be on top of the strategy on the offense after the departure of Kareem Hunt who garnered 824 yards in 11 games.

In receiving, Tyreek Hill caught for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns in 87 receptions while Travis Kelce added 150 yards in 103 catches. Sammy Watkins contributed 519 yards and three touchdowns while Chris Conley added 334 yards.

Offensively, the Chiefs are averaging 35.3 points and 425.6 total yards (309.7 in passing and 115.9 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Chiefs are yielding 26.3 points and 405.5 total yards (273.4 in passing and 132.1 in rushing) per game.

The Indianapolis Colts are riding in a five-game winning streak including a 21-7 upset victory over the Houston Texans in which Andrew Luck threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns in 19 of 32 passes.

Marlon Mack led the way with 148 yards and a touchdown in 24 attempts to spearhead the rushing game.

In receiving, T.Y. Hilton caught for 85 yards in five receptions whiel Dontrelle Inman added 53 yards and a touchdown in four catches. Chester Rogers posted 46 yards while Eric Ebron added 26 yards and a touchdown in three catches.

Offensively, the Colts are averaging 27.1 points and 386.2 total yards (278.8 in passing and 107.4 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Colts are yielding 21.5 points and 339.4 total yards (237.8 in passing and 101.6 in rushing) per game.

Colts vs Chiefs game schedule info:

Date: January 12, 2018
Start Time: 4:35 PM ET
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Odds and Point Spread: -5.5 Kansas City
O/U: 57
Prediction: The Colts have been in this situation before and they will again pull off an upset. With the experience of Luck, the Colts will be able to win this game while Mahomes will be pressured than ever before.

Los Angeles Chargers vs Baltimore Ravens live stream: tv channel, start time, odds, preview

Despite having a better record, the Chargers will play the Ravens on the road in a wild card game on Sunday, kick off time at 1:05 PM ET. Chargers vs Ravens odds and point spread is at -2.5 Baltimore. Ravens vs Chargers tv channel is on CBS. Chargers vs Ravens live stream is on NFL Game Pass.

The Los Angeles Chargers (12-4) have won five of their last six games and the only loss was against the Ravens in Week 16. The Chargers are coming from a 23-9 win over the the Broncos to tie with the Chiefs in the AFC but because of losing the tie breaker, they will play as a wild card.

Philip Rivers has completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 4,308 yards and 32 touchdowns against 12 interceptions. Rivers has been playing the best year of his career.

In rushing, Melvin Gordon finished with 885 yards and 10 touchdowns in 175 attempts while Ausin Ekeler added 554 yards and three touchdowns. Justin Jackson contributed for 206 yards and two touchdowns.

In receiving, Keenan Allen caught for 1,196 yards and six touchdowns while Mike Williams added 664 yards and 10 touchdowns in 43 catches. Tyreell Williams had 653 yards and five touchdowns in 41 catches while Gordon and Ekeler each had 400 plus receiving yards.

Offensively, the Chargers are averaging 26.8 points and 372.6 total yards (255.6 in passing and 117.1 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Chargers are yielding 20.6 points and 333.7 total yards (227.9 in passing and 105.8 in rushing) per game.

The Baltimore Ravens (10-6) have captured the AFC North and they are riding in a three-game winning streak including a 26-24 win over the Cleveland Browns. Lamar Jackson has the source of the resurgence of the Ravens. Jackson’s speed is one of the reasons while other teams have difficulties in stopping the Ravens’ offense.

In rushing, Gus Edwards ran for 718 yards and two touchdowns in 137 attempts while Jackson added 695 yards and five touchdowns in 147 carries. Alex Collins had 411 yards and seven touchdowns in 114 runs.

In receiving, John Brown caught for 715 yards and five touchdowns in 42 receptions while Willie Snead IV added 651 yards and a touchdown in 62 receptions. Micheal Crabtree contributed 607 yards and three touchdowns in 54 catches while Mark Andrews added 552 yards.

Offensively, the Ravens are averaging 24.3 points and 374.9 total yards (222.4 in passing and 152.6 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Ravens are yielding 17.9 points and 292.9 total yards (210.0 in passing and 82.9 in rushing).

Ravens vs Chargers game schedule info:

Date: January 6, 2018
Start Time: 1:05 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: CBS
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Odds and Point Spread: -2.5 Baltimore
O/U: 42.0
Prediction: The Ravens have the defense to shut down the offensive attacks of the Chargers. Baltimore will cover the spread

Wizards vs Heat: odds, line, point spread, tv channel, preview

The Washington Wizards will play the Miami Heat in one of the NBA games on Friday, start time at 8:00 PM ET, at American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL. Wizards vs Heat odds and point spread is at -6.5 Miami.

The Wizards (15-23) are riding in a two-game winning streak including a 114-98 win over the Atlanta Hawks in which Bradley Beal scored 24 points.

On the season, the Wizards are averaging 112.7 points, 40.4 rebounds and 25.2 assists per game. Defensively, the Wizards are yielding 116.9 points against the opposing teams.

Seven players are averaging at least 11.3 points per game for the Wizards, they are Beal (23.6), John Wall (20.7), Trevor Ariza (14.5), Dwight Howard (12.8), Otto Porter Jr. (11.6), Markieff Morris (11.5) and Jeff Green (11.3). Porter leads in rebounds with 5.5 while Wall tops in three major statistical categories: assists (8.7), steals (1.5) and blocks (0.9) per game.

Markieff Morris, who’s been dealing with neck and upper-back stiffness, has been diagnosed with transient cervical neuropraxia and will be out at least six weeks for the Washington Wizards.

The Heat (18-18) have split their last four games to stay in .500. The Heat are coming from a 117-92 win over the Cavaliers in which Josh Richardson scored 24 points.

On the season, the Heat are averaging 106.9 points, 47.6 rebounds and 23.1 assists per game. Defensively, the Heat are yielding 105.7 points against the opposing teams.

Seven players are scoring in double figures for the Heat, they are Josh Richardson (18.5), Goran Dragic (15.3), Dwyane Wade (14.1), Hassan Whiteside (12.9), Tyler Johnson (11.7), Justise Winslow (11.5) and Rodney McGruder (10.6). Whiteside leads in rebounds (12.8) and in blocks (2.5) per game. Dragic tops in assists with 4.9 while Richardson leads in steals.

Heat guard and scorer Goran Dragic is expected to miss eight weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday.

Wizards vs Heat game schedule info:

Date: January 4, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: FSS, NSWA
Odds and Point Spread: -6.5 Miami
O/U: 214.5

Colts vs Titans: Mariota will not play

The winner of the Colts vs Titans game will enter into the playoff and the loser will have an early vacation. Colts vs Titans is the marquee game of the NFL as it is schedule at 8:20 PM on Sunday Night Football. Currently, the Colts vs Titans odds and point spread is at -4.5 Indiana.

It looks weird that the Colts are the favorites because Titans’ quarterback Marcus Mariota is not expected to play. Thus, the Colts have the edge even though they play on the road against the Titans.

After a 1-5 start, the Colts (9-6) have plowed their way by winning eight of their last nine games. Absolutely, the Colts are just this game away to be in the playoff because of their aggressiveness as well as determination. Indianapolis are coming from a 28-27 win over the New York Giants to stay in the contention.

Andrew Luck is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 4,308 yards and 36 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. Luck has been playing well greatly to lead his team.

In rushing, Marlon Mack has rushed for 789 yards and eight touchdowns while Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines have combined for more than 600 rushing yards.

In receiving, T.Y. Hilton is the primary receiver with already 1,209 yards and six touchdowns while Eric Ebron comes next with 690 yards and 12 touchdowns. Chester Rogers and Hines have combined for 853 yards for the Colts.

Offensively, the Colts are averaging 26.7 points and 382.9 total yards (278.9 yards in passing and 104.0 yards in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Colts are yielding 21.8 points and 344.9 total yards (242.7 in passing and 102.2 in rushing) per game.

The Titans (9-6) are riding in a four-game winning streak primarily because of their defense. With the absence of Mariota, Blaine Gabbert will be the starting quarterback. Mariota suffered a stinger during the game against Washington last week and it would subject hime to risk of permanent damage if he plays, according to report.

Mariota is completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 2,528 yards and 11 touchdowns against eight interceptions, and ran for 357 yards and two touchdowns.

In rushing, Derrick Henry has ran for 966 yards and 12 touchdowns while Dion Lewis has 517 yards.

In receiving, Corey Davis leads the way with 843 yards and four touchdowns while Taywan Taylor has 458 yards. Lewis and Tajae Sharpe each has more than 300 yards.

Offensively, the Titans are averaging 19.5 points and 316.0 total yards (187.3 in passing and 128.7 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Titans are yielding 18.0 points and 326.5 total yards (212.9 in passing and 113.7 in rushing) per game.

Which team will advance to the playoffs?

AFC / NFC NFL Playoff Scenarios 2018 Week 17

The end of the regular season for the 2018 NFL season is coming as the fans are preparing for the playoffs. With one game each left from all the NFL teams, the NFL playoff scenarios are easier to understand. Absolutely, the seedings are important for a team to get into the Super Bowl. While others are looking to get in, some teams are looking for the first round bye.

NFC Playoff Scenarios

  1. New Orleans Saints: With a tremendous offensive attacks through Drew Brees, the Saints managed to capture the top seed.
  2. Los Angeles Rams: The Rams will clinch the No. 2 seed and a first round bye with a win over the 49ers or a Minnesota Vikings win over Chicago Bears. If the Rams lose and the Bears end in victory, the Rams will be relegated to the top wild card team while the Bears will take the No. 2 seed.
  3. Chicago Bears: The Bears are secured for the No. 3 seed but they can climb into No. 2 with a win over the Vikings and a Rams’ defeat to the 49ers. While the Bears can beat the Vikings, it is unlikely that the Rams will lose at home.
  4. Dallas Cowboys: As one of the hottest teams in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys are secured of the No. 4 spot and they will host a wild card game.
  5. Seattle Seahawks: After beating the Kansas City Chiefs, the Seahawks have punched a wild card spot. However, the seeding is yet to determine depending on the outcome of the remaining games. A win over the Cardinals or a Bears loss to the Vikings will place the Seahawks at the No. 5 seed. Meanwhile, if the Seahawks lose coupled with a Vikings victory will make Seattle at No. 6. Does it matter anyway?
  6. Minnesota Vikings: A wild card spot is secured with a win over the Chicago Bears or a Philadelphia defeat at Washington. The Vikings could climb to No. 5 if Seattle suffers a loss. If the Vikings lose and the Eagles win, Minnesota is eliminated.
  7. Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have no control of their destiny. In order to get a wild card spot, the Eagles need a win against the Redskins and a Vikings home loss to the Bears. This Eagles playoff scenario is much easier than what it was a week ago.

NFC Playoffs Scenarios

  1. Kansas City Chiefs: A home win over the Oakland Raiders will make the Chiefs the top seed. However, if the Chiefs lose or tie and the Chargers beat Denver, the Chargers will win the AFC West as well as the top seed in the Conference. Kansas City would drop to be the top wild card. Because the Chiefs are playing at home, it is unlikely that they will lose the game.
  2. New England Patriots: Can clinch the No. 2 seed with a home win over the New York Jets. The Patriots can get the No. 1 seed with a win and both the Chargers and Chiefs lose. New England can be dropped into No. 3 seed in a loss and the Houston Texans victory over the Jaguars.
  3. Houston Texans: A win over the Jaguars will secure the AFC South for th Texans. If the Texans will lose, the winner of the Colts-Titans game would end up the division and Houston would be dropped as a wild card. Houston can get as high as No. 2 seed in a win and a Patriots defeat.
  4. Baltimore Ravens: The AFC North belongs to the Ravens with a win over the Cleveland Browns or a Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Bengals. However, a Ravens loss and a Steelers victory will pave the way for the Steelrs to get the division title.
  5. Los Angeles Chargers: The Chargers can go as high as the No. seed and as low as the No. 5 seed. LA can win the AFC West as well as the top seed with a win or tie against Denver and a Chiefs home loss to Oakland.
  6. Indianapolis Colts / Tennessee Titans: Colts are currently the No. 6 seed and the Titans are the No. 7. They are virtually tied in records. But the tie will be broken as they play each other on Sunday. The winner will capture the final wild card spot or the AFC South if the Texans lose. Sadly, the loser will go home early.
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers need an outside help. Pittsburgh will be in the playoff with a win over Cincinnati and a Ravens defeat to the Browns. The Steelers could also get a wild card if the Colts-Titans game will be tied at the end.

Patriots control No. 2 seed after a win over Bills

The Patriots captured the AFC East after dismantling the Bills, 24-12, in which Tom Brady had one of his worst games by completing 13 of 24 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown against two interceptions. The victory put also the Patriots to have control of the No. 2 seed and a possible No. 1 in the AFC.

Despite of the losing control of the No. 1 seed, the Patriots have still an opportunity to be on top but with the help of others. They have to win over the Jets and hoping the Chiefs and Chargers would suffer defeats against their respective opponents. The Chiefs will host the Raiders while the Chargers will travel to Denver. It would be the best scenario that the Patriots would get but it would be difficult to fathom for Chiefs and Chargers losing their games. Nonetheless, the Patriots will get the No. 2 seed in a win against the Jets regardless of what will happen to the Chiefs and Chargers.

Getting the No. 2 seed would be brighter for the Patriots as they are entering into a downgrade in offense without Josh Gordon who was indefinitely suspended by the NFL. No. 2 seed is not that bad as the Patriots will be avoiding a possible scenario of playing against both the Chargers and Chiefs in the divisional round and in AFC Championship. Thus, Tom Brady and the Patriots have only to play one of those teams.

New England needs to get a bye in the first round. All their Super Bowl appearances come from having a bye round in the playoffs.