Remaining opponents winning percentage:
.555 (30-24-1) Potential flies in the ointment:
After facing the Texans, San Francisco (8-2-1) comes to Foxborough in Week 15. Outlook:
The 2011 Patriots also started 5-3 before running the table en route to reaching Super Bowl XLVI. If they get past the Texans and 49ers, it could happen again. New England’s remaining schedule is modest with two games against Miami (5-6) and a Week 16 trip to Jacksonville (2-9). A Week 3 loss at Baltimore would hurt the Patriots in a tiebreaker scenario, but New England did defeat Denver in Week 5. - Alex Marvez
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