Thanks to the Denver Broncos loss on Monday night, the New England Patriots have clinched the number one seed in the AFC playoffs and home field throughout.This is the fifth time the team has claimed the number one seed under Head Coach Bill Belichick, and the first time they will be the top seed in the conference since the 2011 season.

On Sunday when the Pats beat the Jets they became the first team to ever clinch a first round bye for five straight seasons. They also have the most first round byes since 2001.

First Round Byes Since 2001

  • Patriots  9
  • Bears  4
  • Steelers  4
  • Falcons  3
  • Broncos  3
  • Eagles  3

The Patriots close out the regular season Sunday against the Bills, you can hear the game live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket with coverage starting at 10am.