The Patriots will have 12 days of rest following their regular season finale loss to the Bills Sunday. New England, the No. 1 seed in the AFC, will next play on Saturday, Jan. 10 at Gillette Stadium against either the Colts, Ravens or Bengals.
Here are the scheduled games for Wild Card weekend (Jan. 3 - 4) that Patriots fans should have their eyes on:
No. 6 Ravens at No. 3 Steelers (8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, NBC): Patriots would face Ravens with a Baltimore win. Pats can't play Pittsburgh until the AFC Championship game.
No. 5 Bengals at No. 4 Colts (1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 4, CBS): Patriots would face winner with Steelers win on Saturday.
Here is when and where the Patriots potentially play going forward:
Saturday, Jan. 10
Divisional Round: Colts / Ravens /Bengals at No. 1 Patriots (4:35 p.m., NBC)
*If Patriots advance
Sunday, Jan. 18
AFC Championship Game* : TBA at No. 1 Patriots (6:30 p.m., CBS)
Sunday, Feb. 1
Super Bowl XLIX * : TBA vs. Patriots in Glendale, Arizona (6:30 p.m., NBC)