"What a remarkable job by coach Mike Zimmer, who wins the NFC North going away with backup Case Keenum and now takes aim at becoming the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium," Newsday's Bob Glauber said.
Pats end regular season at No. 1 in AP Pro32 poll →
"All they need now to clinch the No. 1 seed is a season-ending win over the Jets - a layup if there ever was one."
Patriots remain on top in latest AP Pro32 poll →