The Patriots will have to wait a few extra hours to finish out the regular season.
Week 17's game between the Pats and Dolphins has been flexed to 4:25 p.m., originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
The idea is that the time change will create more drama for the AFC's seeding and first round bye, as the Broncos also play at 4:25 against the Chiefs.
The Patriots need to win and have either the Broncos or Texans (who play the Colts at 1:00 p.m.) lose in order to clinch a first round bye. If both teams lose and the Patriots win, they'll earn the No. 1 seed.