Patriots win still doesn't clinch playoff spot
It was said all week, and it seemed pretty easy for New England, as it was win and they were virtually in. Virtually means everything, now as the Patriots last second magic worked, but didn't clinch them a playoff spot thanks to some late game magic by Baltimore and the lack of luck for the Steelers.
This game Sunday is actually more important as the Dolphins needed to lose last week for the Pats to clinch not only a playoff spot, but the division.
So going into Miami and winning means much more now rather than last weekend, with only a few games left and currently a first round bye in sight, the Patriots are playing for much more than a playoff spot this Sunday.