Tom E. Curran says he "hates to be the turd in the egg nog," but he lays out a couple of nightmare scenarios for Patriots fans.
Nightmare No. 1: The Patriots don't win the AFC East and are a wild card team. How?
*The Patriots lose to the Ravens and Bills in their final two games and the Dolphins beat the Bills and Jets. That makes Miami AFC East champs and the Pats a wild card.
Even bigger nightmare No. 2: The Patriots don't make the playoffs at all. How?
*The Patriots lose their final two games, the Dolphins win their final two, the Ravens win their final two and the Bengals split. The Patriots, in 12 days go from 10-3 and riding high, to 10-6 and on the outside of the playoffs looking in.