It was a big win on Sunday, but just one small step to the playoffs for the Patriots.
New England’s emotional victory over Miami pushed the Patriots past the Dolphins into second place in the AFC East and seventh place in the conference if the playoffs started today.
That will have to do for now. The Patriots can’t expect to overcome their shoddy divisional and conference records in just one week.
Big computer problems here at PDHQ this morning, so flip to the Globe for a quick rundown on what the Patriots are up against with five games remaining.